The aim of the treatment is to remove the infected matter, sanitise the root canal, fill the affected area with an inert material as well as reseal the tooth to preserve the original tooth.
At Smile Line Dental, our dental professionals are continuously being updated by regularly attending specialised seminars to stay up-to-date of the latest technical procedures and methodologies in the science of root canal treatment.
Causes of Infected Root Canal
The teeth are composed of three basic parts: crown, dentine and root canal. The outer layer of the enamel forms the tooth’s visible crown, the dentine underneath the enamel supports the crown and the root canal is the tooth’s hollow centre extending from the base of the root to the centre of the tooth.
Root canal is filled with soft material called dental pulp. The dental pulp is an organic material containing blood vessel and nerves, which is responsible for supplying nutrients to the tooth. Once the dental pulp becomes infected, root canal treatment becomes necessary in order to save the original tooth.
Other causes of infected root canal include:
- Tooth fracture
- Deep cavity
- Excessive treatment on tooth
- Gum disease
- Failed dental crown
Symptoms That Indicate an RCT Might Be Needed
- Moderate to severe tooth decay when consuming hot or cold foods
- Intense toothache pain
- Pain and discomfort when chewing or biting
- Swelling on your gum
- Pain that starts in one tooth spreading to other areas of the jaw or head
The Treatment Procedure
Though the concept of root canal treatment is simple, the procedure is somewhat complex, which requires a highly skilled dentist. At Smile Line Dental, we have been performing root canal treatment for several years and devoted in providing high-quality dental practices.
We will first conduct a thorough examination to determine what is the exact cause of the problem and what treatment should be performed to alleviate the situation. During the procedure, the infected root canal is exposed and the dental pulp, nerves and blood vessels are removed.
The dentist will then clean the root canal chamber and prepare the interior root canal wall surfaces. The root canal areas are filled with a sterile, inert material to replace the infected pulp and preserve the integrity of the original tooth. Lastly, the dentist will seal the root canal treated tooth by installing a dental crown or permanent tooth filling.
Your just one step away from having the smile you always wanted. Your dentist in Caroline Spring here at Smile Line Dental give you a fully informed idea of all your treatment options, costs and durations. For more information about our root canal treatment in Caroline Springs, contact us on (03) 8390 2080 or book your appointment online.