Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that has a damaged or diseased nerve. In days gone by, there was no treatment if the nerve of a tooth died and the tooth had to be extracted.
Endodontic therapy is the name given to dental procedures that are performed in order to save a tooth which would otherwise need to be removed. Here at Era Health Dental Clinic Melbourne, we believe the best option is to keep your own teeth for as long as possible, for a variety of reasons. Root canal is an endodontic therapy that helps to achieve this goal.
The main reason you might need a root canal treatment is if an infection inside your tooth or gums has caused the nerve to become damaged or die. Other reasons include an accident, decay deep in a tooth, a severe chip or crack in a tooth or gum disease.
There have been many advances in dentistry in recent years and the way root canals are performed is no exception. New and improved instruments have been developed that make the procedure much simpler. People used to dread root canal therapy but these days it is a more comfortable procedure. You can expect to need two or three appointments for the whole treatment.
The only way to know if root canal treatment can help you keep your natural teeth is to consult an experienced dentist in Melbourne, like those we have at Era Health Dental Clinic. Phone us today on 03 9944 6200 for an appointment to discuss your options with one of our root canal specialists. We are a conveniently located dentist in Melbourne’s CBD.