DB Dental has its own registered dentist with a Masters Degree in Endodontics
Endodontists perform a variety of surgical procedures relating to the treatment of disease or injury to the dental pulp in the centre of the tooth. The dental pulp contains multiple nerves and blood vessels so if it gets infected, endodontic treatment (root canal therapy) may be necessary.
Root canal treatment
Root canal therapy is a method of removing the dental pulp tissue inside the harder shell of tooth in order to save the tooth. Early intervention is important as the quicker the treatment occurs, the more likely the success of the root canal therapy.
If your DB dentist decides that root canal therapy is your best treatment option, you may need to make several appointments to have this treatment completed. Typically root canal therapy can take two visits. Dentists often space appointments to give patients the most comfortable experience.
Your dentist will recommend a treatment plan that suits you and your oral health.
A root canal is typically a lot more seamless, and less expensive than an extraction and implant. Rest assured, it is also a common procedure so you can take comfort in knowing that our dentists are well practice with some undertaking this procedure multiple times per week.
At DB Dental, our endodontic staff have access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment. We invest in technology because we want you – our patients – to have the best health outcomes and the most seamless experience.
How long do root canals last?
Root canals can last a lifetime if looked after properly. You must maintain a strict oral health regime and visit your dentist every six months to ensure there are no subsequent issues.
If you think you might need a root canal, contact your DB dental practitioner today to book in an appointment.
What does Root Canal Treatment really mean?
Root canal treatment (also called endodontic treatment) is a procedure that specifically treats the nerve of the tooth and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth.
How can this improve my dental health?
The aim of root canal treatment is to save a tooth that has been damaged by decay, disease or injury. The dead tissue is removed from the canal, medications such as antiseptics and localised antibiotics are used to clean the inside of the tooth, and the canals are filled. Root canal treatment is successful in most cases and if you take good care of the treated tooth, it can last for many years – possibly for the rest of your life. However, your tooth will not be treated unless the treatment is likely to succeed. In some cases, root canal treatment may not be appropriate and extraction may be the best option.