What to expect with Geelong root canal therapyJanuary 31, 2017
If you need Geelong root canal treatment, you want a quality dental team to carry out the procedure.
You want all your questions answered before the work starts, you want the process to be as comfortable as possible and you want the best possible outcome.
At Wyatt Ryan Dental, we believe that knowledge empowers our clients to make good decisions when it comes to their dental care. That’s why we ensure every client considering root canal therapy is fully informed about the procedure and has an opportunity to ask questions before any dental work starts.
As experienced dentists we’ve successfully helped many clients who come to us in severe tooth pain from an infected nerve, often caused by trauma, cracks or extensive decay. Geelong root canal therapy is often the best way to save such teeth.
The process, which can involve more than one visit to the dentist, starts with an initial examination of the tooth and an X-ray. The dentist, after applying a sedation such as local anaesthetic, will carefully remove infected pulp in the tooth and then carry out effective disinfection of the canals and chambers. The tooth is then securely filled to make sure there are no further infections. A crown can then be fitted.
Dentists can also use a temporary filling material after the disinfection process if they are concerned an infection may still exist, slightly delaying any permanent filling of the tooth to ensure the best result.
While we all want the best dental treatment, it’s not unusual for people to need a bit of time to decide whether they want to undergo root canal therapy. And that’s no problem. We can easily put in a temporary filling until you make your decision.
It’s worth noting that, in some cases including severe decay, our dentists might recommend your tooth be extracted. Saving the tooth through root canal treatment is not always a viable option.
An infection in your tooth is painful. It is important people in pain don’t put off seeking treatment because their infection can worsen and cause further dental problems.
And once our dentists have carried out their work, it’s up to you to take good care of your repaired tooth. And that means careful brushing and flossing and regular trips to the dentist.