A good dentist will usually do all they can to save an existing tooth because the long-term cost to the patient can be much more affordable than tooth extraction, followed by replacement of the missing tooth. Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics) is one option than can be used, often in conjunction with dental crowns, to save the tooth, strengthen it and still preserve a natural appearance.
At A Dentist on Centre in Bentleigh we are experienced in putting nervous or anxious patients at ease, so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands.
Every tooth has a central 'living' core made up of nerves and blood vessels. Sometimes this area can get infected due to decay or trauma. If the infection is left untreated, it can spread to the bone and cause painful abscesses or could even spread to other parts of the body leading to potentially serious complications.
Root canal treatment removes the infected tissue before it can spread. The cavity is then cleaned to ensure there are no bacteria left and filled with specially treated dental material to prevent further infection. The tooth can then be rebuilt or fitted with a crown to match the rest of the teeth and for added protection.
Root canal therapy (Endodontics) at A Dentist on Centre in Bentleigh, Melbourne can be performed under a local anaesthetic, to reduce any feelings of distress as much as possible. We also understand that sometimes fear is greater than the pain and so all of our dentists are sensitive to client needs, gentle and really take their time to ensure your comfort.