Who are candidates of root canal treatment?
Tooth pain is the first sign that you could be a candidate for a root canal treatment. The pain will get worse when biting, chewing, or applying pressure to the teeth, and can last for days or weeks. As the infection to the dental pulp progresses, the discomfort can become unbearable, and the pain can be felt in short sharp bursts.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity, even when not eating foods that are extremely hot or cold, this may be a sign that you need a root canal treatment.
The area around your infected tooth may be inflamed or have a small bump on the surrounding gum.
If you have these symptoms, book an appointment for a dental exam as soon as possible. Your dentist will inquire about the nature of your pain and assess the tooth using X-rays before scheduling root canal surgery.
Root canal treatment cost
Root canal costs can very easily fluctuate depending on the complexity of the surgery, the position of the tooth in your mouth, your dentist’s experience, and even the location of the dental practice.
The total cost of root canal treatment can range from $2,000 to $3,500 depending largely on the complexity of the procedure and whether you need a filling or a dental crown to restore your tooth’s structure and full function.
Fortunately, dental professionals often offer assistance with the financing of major dental procedures such as root canal therapy. Although the upfront cost may seem daunting, there are multiple ways to make the cost easier to bear and ensure that you receive the best dental treatment possible.
Root canal with Good Choice Dental
If you choose to have your root canal performed by a dental professional at Good Choice Dental, the procedure is routine, and the steps are as follows:
- After taking X-rays to determine specifically where the surgery will take place, the dentist will administer local anaesthesia to ensure the most comfortable experience for you during the procedure. Please ask your dentist about our sedation options if you experience dental anxiety or if you have a dental phobia.
- Once the local anaesthesia has been administered, the dentist will remove the portion of the tooth that has decayed, and they will gain access to the tooth’s pulp chambers. They will then shape and clean the canals of your tooth by using endodontic files that are designed to remove any bacteria, infected pulp, and other debris.
- After this has been completed, the last steps in this treatment are for the dentist to fill the cleaned chambers with an endodontic filling material known as gutta-percha and place a temporary filling. Once this is done, all that is left to do is wait until the tooth is healthy and schedule an appointment to have a permanent filling or a crown fitted.
Why choose root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment saves your tooth from extraction and more invasive and expensive tooth replacement procedures. Root canal therapy is a common dental procedure with a success rate of 95%.
The dentists at Good Choice Dental have years of experience helping patients through their dental surgery, and we hope you will consider us when choosing your preferred dentist for your root canal treatment and other dental care. Please call our practice on (02) 8203 8760 for more information or to book your dental exam.