Root Canal Therapy in Armadale

Get world-class endodontic treatment from our experienced Armadale dentists. We have the skills and technology to save your teeth.

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Save Your Teeth with Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing a severe toothache, the pulp inside your tooth has likely become infected.

If you’re dealing with an infection in your tooth, it’s important to take care of it as soon as possible. If left untreated, that infection can spread and cause further damage to the tooth.

Root canal therapy is a common and safe way to care for an infected tooth. Often called a root filling or a root canal, it is an endodontic procedure that can save a severely damaged tooth. It involves drilling deep into the tooth’s root to remove infection and decay. At Prospect Road Dental, we use the latest technology and equipment to make sure your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Plus, our team is friendly and professional, so you’ll feel at ease throughout the entire process.

Common Problems that Root Canal Therapy Can Help With

Our Armadale dentists are here for you, and we’re proud to offer world-class endodontic treatment for all of our patients. Prospect Road Dental can save your tooth from being extracted and improve your oral health by addressing many dental issues.
Deep decay
If the decay reaches the pulp inside your tooth, you may need a root canal. Having a root canal done at Prospect Road Dental can remove the diseased pulp from your tooth, eliminating the need for an extraction.
Dental abscess
A tooth abscess is an infection caused by bacteria. A root canal at Prospect Road Dental can eliminate the infection and save your tooth by removing the diseased pulp, and draining the pus.
Loose filling
A loose filling can lead to bacteria entering the pulp, which can cause further damage to the tooth. At Prospect Road Dental, we perform root canal procedure to remove the infection if it has penetrated the pulp tissue.
Cracked tooth
If your tooth is cracked due to tooth trauma, the crack can extend into the pulp chamber, causing an infection that will spread if not attended immediately. We can perform a root canal procedure here at Prospect Road Dental and protect the tooth with a dental crown to prevent the crack from spreading.
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Why Choose Us

Why Choose Prospect Road Dental

Prospect Road Dental is proud to provide world-class endodontic treatment that is effective yet gentle on the teeth and gums. We use state-of-the-art technology during our procedures, so you can feel safe knowing that you’re receiving exceptional care from our experienced team.

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One stop shop

Our skilled and experienced dentists perform a root canal procedure, and provide a wide range of general dental care, such as checkups, scale and clean, extractions, and fillings, as well as specialised procedures such as periodontal surgery and bruxism treatment.

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Comfortable care

Our dental team works hard to ensure your experience is relaxing and friendly. We offer various types of sedation so that you can feel at ease during your root canal therapy.

Affordable dental care

Prospect Road Dental is a preferred provider for all major health funds like BUPA, CBHS, HBF, HCF, HIF, and Medibank. We also offer flexible, no-interest payment plans to make root canal therapy more affordable for you.

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Convenient location

We are located across the street from Armadale shopping centre, and just steps away from the train station and bus stops. Free parking is also available for patients throughout the day.

What You Need To Know

FAQ About Our Dental Clinic In Armadale

We understand that you may have questions when seeing a new dentist for the first time. If your concern isn’t addressed
below, please feel free to contact our practice. One of our friendly team members will be happy to assist you.

In general, root canal therapy is a better option for managing tooth infection than extraction because prosthetic teeth may not look or function exactly like natural teeth. With tooth extraction, tooth replacements may take longer in treatment and require additional costly procedures.

Also, the healing process following a tooth extraction often takes longer and involves more discomfort than a root canal procedure. However, there are exceptions, such as when a tooth is severely damaged to the point that it is non-restorable. It is crucial that your dentist thoroughly examine your dental health before making a treatment recommendation. 

Infections are caused by bacteria. Consequently, your dentin and pulp will also become infected. Your tooth will need root canal therapy if the infection reaches the pulp. Your dentist drills a hole to gain access into the infected pulp of your compromised tooth during this procedure. Then they clean out the dental pulp and nerve to remove any infection. They then use a disinfectant to fill it and seal it with a dental filling or cover with a crown.

A root canal usually requires two dental visits. It is first necessary to remove the dental pulp inside the infected nerve chamber and place necessary medications inside the root canals of your tooth to make sure it is dry and free from bacteria. 

It may take an hour or more to remove all of the diseased pulp tissue with a small drill. Following this procedure, the canals will be filled with a dental material to keep the canals sealed. You will need some post-treatment care before your root canal treatment can be completed.

Although some people think that root canal surgery is painful, advances in technology have made it safer and more comfortable than ever before. We offer sedation options to make the procedure more comfortable. The discomfort from a root canal only happens after it is finished, when your tooth becomes more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures.

It is possible for a root canal treatment to fail and the tooth to become infected again if there are bacteria left during the initial treatment or if proper oral care is not observed. An additional root canal isn’t usually necessary unless there are signs of infection, such as swelling or numbness at the tooth’s nerve.

Root canals are generally safe and effective. There is the possibility of a root canal failure, although it is rare. Even years after undergoing dental treatment, root canals can fail. The following are some of the classic symptoms of a failed root canal treatment:

  1. Chronic or long-standing pain
  2. Persistent swelling
  3. Pus or bloody discharge
Contact your dentist as soon as possible. Several treatment options are available that can quickly restore your oral health without extracting the tooth, including another root canal therapy.
All dentists, including general dentists, are trained to perform root canals.

Root canal treatment costs vary based on how much work is required. A root canal therapy that requires more work will certainly cost more. A single root canal can cost between $2,000 and $3,400. A molar root canal can cost as much as $2,760 without a crown and $4,760 with one.