If an infected tooth gets really bad, you may need to have a Root Canal Treatment.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
A Root Canal Treatment is an endodontic procedure. Endodontics is a special type of dentistry that deals with the inside of the tooth, this includes the root, nerves, dental pulp and surrounding tissue. Here at Innovative Dental, we are trained in the latest technologies in Endodontics and can ensure the highest level of professionalism.
Inside the tooth is soft tissue, also known as the ‘pulp’ of the tooth. When a tooth infection is prolonged or gets really bad, the pulp can become diseased or infected and may need to be extracted in order to save the tooth.
Anyone can get an infection in their teeth from genetics and lifestyle factors. At Innovative Dental in Moonee Ponds our dedicated team has many years of dental experience under our belts, and can help save teeth from decay and infection. We ensure that our patients’ comfort and safety is top priority, and our friendly and efficient team will make sure that the procedure is as easy as possible.
Root canal is a minor procedure and is very straightforward, it’s not too different 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 a happier, healthier tooth.
What are the symptoms of a tooth infection?
These can include pain when you bite or chew, and/or redness and swelling of the gums around the infected site. Other symptoms include persistent bad breath and a bad taste in your mouth.
To determine whether a Root Canal is needed, first a consultation will need to be scheduled. During this consultation, we will decide the best treatment course for you.