Root Canal Therapy

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(03) 9749 1178

Office Location

1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

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info@sayersdental.com.au

Root canal therapy helps relieve dental pain and save your teeth. One needs a root canal when inflammation or infection occurs in the roots of a tooth.

During the procedure, your endodontist, who specialises in such treatment, carefully removes the pulp from the tooth, cleans and shapes the root canals, and fills the space left after the tooth preparation.

Indications for Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is performed when the dental pulp and nerve have become rotten or infected. Some of the main causes of infection include severe decay, damaged tooth, injury, or a poorly done dental crown or filling.

Infection in the root canal can result in:

  • Redness and swelling in the face, neck, or head
  • Recessive bone loss surrounding the affected tooth root
  • Drainage problems may spread outward from the root. A hole can form on the side of the tooth, draining into the gums or through the cheek with drainage to the skin
You may need a root canal therapy if you have the following indications:

  • Continuous pain in the affected tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Discoloured tooth after an injury
  • Swollen face
  • Painful gums when chewing

Root Canal Therapy: The Steps to a Healthier Teeth

The first step is undergoing an X-ray to determine the condition of the root canals and spot if there are any signs of infection around the root.

Your Hoppers Crossing dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth. Anaesthetics may not be needed since the nerve is already dead, but most dentists still numb the area to keep the patient relaxed.

Next, the tooth will be drilled, removing the infected pulp, nerve tissues, and other tooth structures. Water is used to flush out the debris.

After cleaning, your tooth will be filled. You can have your tooth sealed afterwards, but you can also leave it as it is. Some dentists wait for a few days before sealing the tooth, but others don’t.

The last step is tooth restoration. Dental restorations need to be placed on the tooth for protection, prevention from breaking, and rehabilitation. Your Hoppers Crossing dentist will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work.

Root Canal Therapy at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we are dedicated to providing you with safe and effective root canal therapy with the help of regular check-ups and proper oral hygiene tips provided in our office.

Hoppers Crossing dentist also serves the local communities in Tarneit, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing, Wyndham Vale, Laverton, Laverton North, Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Point Cook, Seabrook, Sanctuary Lakes, and Alamanda.

For more information about root canal therapy in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is root canal therapy pain-free?

Root canal therapy doesn’t cause pain but alleviates it. Modern dental technologies have made the therapy a pain-free experience, many times performed in just one visit. We understand a great deal about pain management. With the latest methods and anaesthetics available, many patients report that they stay calm during the process.

Do I need a root canal therapy if the tooth doesn't hurt?

Just because a tooth has stopped hurting doesn’t mean it is no longer infected. Root canal therapy is performed to clean the insides of the tooth and stop the spread of infection.

How long does root canal therapy procedure last?

The procedure typically lasts approximately 1-2 hours, depending on the details of the procedure you’re having and the type of tooth involved. The therapy can often be completed in a single visit. At times, a second appointment may be required.

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CONTACT INFO

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

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PARKING/PUBLIC TRANSPORT

There is ample free car parking onsite

LOCATION

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.