Non Surgical Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures, with about 14 million performed each year. This straightforward procedure can help you keep your natural teeth and avoid the need for dental implants or dental bridges.

Pulp is located in the core of your tooth. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that help in the formation of the tooth’s surrounding structure. Trauma to the tooth, extensive decay, cracks and chips, and recurrent dental operations can all lead to pulp infection. Visible damage or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or discomfort in the tooth and gums are all signs of infection.

How is a root canal performed?

If you have any of these symptoms, your general dentist will almost certainly recommend a non-surgical therapy to remove the damaged pulp. This damaged pulp is removed, and the root canal system is cleansed and sealed carefully. Local anaesthetic is commonly used, and this root canal procedure can be done in one or more visits, depending on the treatment needed. Approximately 90% of the time, this form of treatment is successful. You will be notified at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes apparent during or after treatment if your tooth is not receptive to endodontic treatment or if the possibility of success rate is low. To alleviate pain, we apply local anaesthetic. In addition, nitrous oxide analgesia will be provided if necessary. You will be able to drive home after your treatment and will most likely feel at ease resuming your regular schedule.

What happens after root canal treatment?

When your root canal therapy is finished, your restorative dentist will receive a record of your treatment. Within a few weeks of our office’s completion, you should contact their office for a follow-up restoration. To protect your tooth, your restorative dentist will determine what type of repair is required. Complications from conventional endodontic treatment or microsurgery are uncommon in endodontic patients. However, if a problem does arise, we are always available to help. Continue to practice good dental hygiene to avoid more deterioration.

How much will root canal treatment cost?

The cost of this surgery varies depending on a number of factors, including the extent of the damage to the infected tooth and which tooth is involved. In general, endodontic therapy is less expensive than tooth extraction and dental implants.

For root canal treatment and other dental services in Hornsby, contact us on 02 9477 1212.