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Root Canal Therapy in Toorak
Root Canal Therapy Can Save an Existing Tooth
Our dentists in Toorak will usually do all they can to save an existing tooth because the long-term cost to the patient can be much more affordable than tooth extraction, followed by replacement of the missing tooth. Root canal therapy is just one option that can be used, often in conjunction with dental crowns, to save the tooth, strengthen it and still preserve a natural appearance.
We are experienced in putting nervous or anxious patients at ease, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Every tooth has a central “living” core made up of nerves and blood vessels. Sometimes this area can get infected. If the infection is left untreated, it can spread to the bone and cause a painful abscess or could even spread to other parts of the body leading to potentially serious complications.
Root canal treatment removes the infected tissue before it can spread. The cavity is then cleaned to ensure there is no bacteria left and filled with specially treated dental material to prevent further infection. The tooth can then be rebuilt or fitted with a crown to match the rest of your teeth.
Sometimes your dentist may recommend a tooth extraction, if the infection has spread too far. Rest assured that at K1 Dental, we will do everything possible to save the affected tooth or teeth, and will discuss all the possible options with you.
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Root Canal Therapy at K1 Dental in Melbourne can be performed under a local anaesthetic, to reduce any feelings of distress as much as possible.
We also understand that sometimes the fear is greater than the pain and so all of our dentists are sensitive to patient needs, gentle and really take their time to ensure your comfort. We have designed our dental clinic to have a calm, relaxing atmosphere for the most part without any of the usual smells or sounds of the dentist.
We believe in taking our time over treatment, so the dentists will wait until the topical anaesthetic gel has numbed the area completely before applying the local anaesthetic and this, too, will be given plenty of time to work (or the process repeated, if necessary).