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Root Canal Treatment Armadale, WA

When a tooth is infected, there are a variety of treatments you can consider to save the tooth. Root canal therapy is a common treatment option. It is also referred to as endodontic therapy. The goal of this treatment is to save the tooth. It involves removing all of the infected, damaged, and dead tissue from inside the tooth. The resulting hole is usually filled and the tooth is sealed so that it can continue to function.

Here at Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we’re proud to offer world-class endodontic treatment for all of our patients.  Our Armadale dentists have had extensive experience in root canal treatment, giving them the knowledge and ability to treat patients with confidence.

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What Is Involved In A Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal therapy is often needed when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. The infection is caused by bacteria. When this happens, the dentin of your tooth becomes infected, too. This is usually the case with teeth that have been badly damaged. It can also happen when a person has a tooth that gets cavities too easily or regularly.

But not all root canal therapies are the same. And that’s because each one has to be individualized to your own case and specific needs. When this procedure is performed, your dentist drills a hole into the infected pulp of your tooth. Then they clean out the pulp and nerve of the tooth to remove any infection inside it. After that, they fill it with a disinfectant and seal it off with dental filling.

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What You Need To Know

FAQ About Root Canal Therapy in Armadale

A root canal is a procedure that removes the infected pulp from inside a tooth, and fills the empty space with an inert material. To avoid financial stress, you should know how much does it cost before going into it. A single root canal session can cost anywhere from $2,000 and $3,400.

It all depends on what needs to be done. The more involved it is, the higher the cost will be. In Australia, a molar root canal with three canals can cost up to $2,760 without a crown and up to $4,760 with a crown. Most root canals have multiple abscesses and require additional work on the surrounding teeth.
A root canal procedure usually takes two visits to complete. First, the pulp has to be removed from inside the nerve chamber and located in the root canals of your tooth. This is done with a small drill and it can take an hour or more for the dentist to remove all of the diseased pulp tissue. Once this is finished, you will need some post-treatment care before you are scheduled for a second visit to complete your root canal treatment.
Root canals are the treatment for a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. However, root canal treatments don’t always work perfectly and it’s possible for the tooth to become infected again because of bacteria that was missed in the initial treatment.
Deciding whether to have a second root canal isn’t an easy decision and should only be considered if there are signs of infection, such as swelling or pain at the nerve inside the tooth.
While many people think that root canals are extraordinarily painful (thanks to exaggerated scenes in movies) the procedure itself is relatively harmless. The discomfort from a root canal only comes after it's finished when your tooth becomes more sensitive to hot and cold food and drinks.
You may be wondering if it's worth the time and cost involved with treating the tooth at a root canal appointment instead of just having your dentist extract it? Here's how to decide which of these two procedures would be best for your situation.

Root canal surgery involves the removal of the infected tooth's pulp, which is the soft center part of a tooth. In most cases, this can be treated with a root canal treatment, where all the nerves and blood vessels that come with that pulp are preserved, but sometimes even these can be removed because they have caused too much pain or trouble.

Extraction is when your dentist removes the tooth from its socket (the part where it attaches to your jaw). If you have an abscessed tooth, it may make sense to have the whole tooth extracted and then to do a root canal treatment on the socket later, once it has healed. It may also be the only option if the nerves have been severely destroyed by infection.
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Why Choose Prospect Road Dental Surgery

Our experience and expertise in all aspects of general and cosmetic dental procedures have attracted patients from all over Armadale. From simple check-ups to major treatments such as Root Canal, Dental Implants, and Braces, our aim is to achieve your long-term dental health and well-being.

Our friendly team will put you at ease before we begin treatment. Our first priority is ensuring your comfort during treatment. Beyond emergency treatment, our team provide a wide range of services to suit your specific needs.

We are conveniently located at Prospect Road, Armadale and offer free parking to all our patients.

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We Accept All Major Health Funds

At Prospect Road Dental Surgery, we are a health fund participant of the major health funds, including Medibank, Bupa, HBF and HCF. Please give us a call or book online to find out more about the benefits available for our preferred health funds.