Endodontics

A tooth ache may be a sign of an infection, and if it’s left too long, you may need to have a root canal treatment.

What are the symptoms of a tooth infection?

You can tell if you have an infection if you have persistent pain when you bite or chew, and/or redness and swelling of the gums around the infected site. Other symptoms include lingering bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth.

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

A Root Canal is an Endodontic procedure. Endodontics is a division of dentistry that deals with the root, nerves, dental ‘pulp’ and surrounding tissue of the tooth. At Innovative Dental, we use the most up to date root canal services, and we always ensure the highest level of professionalism. We know that anyone can get a tooth infection, there are a range of reasons for it to happen, including lifestyle factors and poor dental hygiene.

The ‘pulp’ is inside the tissue of the tooth. When a tooth infection is left too long, the pulp can become diseased or infected and it may need to be extracted in order to save the natural teeth. Our clinic offers root canal services in Keilor, and our team is always professional and proactive. We guarantee that our patients’ comfort and safety is our top priority.

A root canal is a small procedure and is very straightforward, it’s not too dissimilar to a filling. The tooth will be numbed for the procedure while the pulp gets cleaned out. A tooth cannot survive without the pulp inside it, so it will be filled or covered with a crown. This treatment provides instant pain relief and leaves you with your natural looking smile. 

To determine whether a Root Canal is needed, first a consultation will need to be arranged. During the consultation, we will help determine the best treatment plan for you.