Root canal therapy removes the diseased pulp tissue, which is composed of a nerve and blood supply within the tooth. After all the material has been removed from within the root, the canal or canals if it is a multi-rooted tooth, are sterilized and sealed with a material that prevents bacteria from re-entering.
Because a root canal removes everything, which feeds the tooth and keeps it alive the tooth will become brittle after a period of time. This time period varies from person to person. It is for that reason that the tooth should be restored as quickly as possible and your dentist might recommend that a post and a crown be placed as a final restoration. Back teeth are usually crowned shortly after a root canal has been performed to prevent the tooth from shattering due to the pressure put on it by chewing.
Root canal work is not uncomfortable, and in some instances can be performed in one visit. The discomfort associated with root canal therapy is normally due to the infection and should subside once treatment commences.
You may have root canal disease if you are experiencing the following symptoms:
At Supreme Dental Lalor, we accept all insurance with HICAPS. We’re a preferred practice for Medibank, HCF and smile.com.
Along with insurance, we accept cash, credit card and government vouchers, such as CDBS, DVA and TAC.
Supreme Dental Lalor is conveniently located in Lalor opposite to Woolworths Lalor. We have on site disabled parking, as well as 100 car spaces in front of Woolworths available.