Geelong endodontics specialists answer your questions

September 27, 2016

Many people turn to our Geelong endodontics team at Wyatt Ryan Dental to save their teeth after decay, infection or trauma has taken a serious toll on tooth health.

It can be a stressful time for clients, who are battling a painfully aching tooth as well as uncertainty about their dental options. And that’s why our specialist dentists make sure every client is well armed with all the necessary information and options to make an informed decision about whether to undergo root canal therapy. There’s no pressure to decide straight away – we’ll provide you with a solution such as a temporary filling while you consider what dental path you’d like to take.

So what actually is endodontics? Its meaning derives from the Greek language. Endo, which means inside, and odont, tooth, combine together to describe the specialty dental area that involves root canal treatment. During this treatment, our dentists remove the infected pulp of a tooth, disinfect the chambers and canals and then fill the tooth to stop infection from occurring again.

The treatment can take more than one appointment to complete. Sometimes, if the damage to the tooth is too severe, our dentists might urge the client to consider having their tooth extracted.

At Wyatt Ryan Dental, we know it is vital for clients to understand all their options when it comes to root canal treatment. We have specialised knowledge and wide experience in this field and we’re happy to answer all questions about the procedure, the time it takes, its success rate and its cost. We want people to make informed decisions about their dental health and we’re here to advise, guide and carry out quality dental treatment once clients have chosen what action to take.

Decay, large cracks and abscesses can cause serious pain for people. They’re problems that need to be addressed as soon as possible by experienced professionals.

If you have a problem with your tooth that might require a Geelong endodontics specialist, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Wyatt Ryan Dental to book an appointment.