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Root Canal Therapy in Melbourne

Root canal treatment is a procedure that aims at curing damaged or infected tooth pulp. The root canal process involves drilling a hole in the damaged teeth to clean the dental pulp. With root canal treatment, it is possible to prevent the infection from spreading. After the root canal is cleaned, it is sealed with a crown for increased strength.

At Officer Dental Care, our highly-qualified team of oral health care specialists also provide general dentistry services, such as root canal therapy.

Sadly, there is a common misconception that root canals are extremely painful and complex. We want to assure you that this procedure is in fact gentle and pain-free, especially thanks to our advanced sedation and pain management techniques.

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Because our professional dentists always strive to keep a patient’s tooth, they will first assess your tooth to present you with all your available treatment options, as well as to determine if root canal therapy is right for you. If you want to find out more about the root canal process, you can get in touch with our experienced team.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal treatment is required when the tooth is so severely damaged or decayed, that it has spread to the nerve chamber and pulp. Additionally, some patients may require a root canal due to previous trauma to the tooth, which causes the tooth to die out.

Root canal treatment is required to restore these non-vital teeth and to prevent any further infections. Restoring the tooth serves as a preferable alternative to removing the tooth (when possible). This allows the natural tooth to remain in its position, assisting a patient’s mouth function and smile aesthetic.

Do You Require Root Canal Treatment?

There are a number of signs and symptoms which may indicate that infection or decay is present in your tooth’s nerve chamber.

These include:

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The Root Canal Process

Root canal treatment is a gentle process which involves a few long dental appointments for precise and successful treatment. We usually recommend crown restoration after root canal treatment to strengthen the tooth structure and to lengthen the life of the tooth.

The procedure begins with the nerve and pulp being removed, before the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.


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Pulp removal: The infected or damaged pulp is removed from the tooth.
Cleaning and shaping: The inside of the tooth is cleaned and shaped to prepare for filling.
Filling and sealing: The root canal is filled and sealed to prevent further infection.
Remember that root canal treatment, despite its reputation, is a pain-relieving procedure that aims to save the tooth and restore oral health.
After root canal therapy, follow-up care typically involves a follow-up appointment with your dentist to ensure that the tooth is healing properly. In some cases, a crown may be placed on the tooth to protect it and restore its function.

The stage of a root canal process that is often associated with pain is the first stage, which involves the removal of the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth.

There is no difference between a root canal and an endodontic treatment; they refer to the same procedure, which involves treating the inside of the tooth to remove infected or damaged pulp.


If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms above, or are concerned about your dental health, please contact our friendly team today. At Officer Dental Care, your health, wellbeing, and comfort always comes first.



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