Do you have a decaying or damaged tooth that’s causing you an excruciating amount of pain? Is it stopping you from conducting daily activities and living your best life? If this is the case, you may need a root canal treatment in Brisbane. At Hashtag Dentist, our team of professionals are experts in root canal treatments and how to repair your teeth to their former glory. Stop letting pain affect your life and choose Hashtag Dentist to get you the relief you’ve been dreaming of.
What Is A Root Canal Treatment And Why Is It Needed?
A root canal Brisbane treatment is needed when a hole is drilled into a decayed or damaged tooth to remove the dental pulp which is the tooth’s soft centre. The dental pulp is formed through tissue, nerves, and blood supply which extends to the roots of the tooth.
By getting a root canal treatment in Brisbane, you can save a badly infected or damaged tooth. Some reasons that your tooth may be damaged could include extensive decay, repeated dental work, wear and tear over time, gum disease, cracked fillings or even an injury to the tooth. If for any of these reasons, the dental pulp in your tooth becomes infected or damaged, then bacteria can start to multiply inside the tooth – leading to increased infection or the formation of a cyst filled with puss that forms at the end of the tooth’s root. Hence, for instances like these, it’s important to get the best root canal treatment you can and fast. By attempting to save your natural tooth, you’ll be saving yourself from other complicated procedures and could potentially restore the workings of your teeth. When you need a root canal treatment in Brisbane from a team of professionals, choose Hashtag Dentist to get the job done and help you save your tooth.
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The Signs That You May Need Endodontist Treatment
Common signs that you may need a root canal Brisbane (Endodontic treatment) include:
- Increased sensitivity in the teeth – especially after eating something hot or cold
- Severe toothache when chewing
- Swollen gums
- Hole in the tooth
- A pimple or cyst on the gum
- Swelling of the face
If you have any of these symptoms, contact our team at Hashtag Dentist today for a consultation session. We’ll concentrate on your case and tell you whether a root canal treatment in Brisbane(Endodontic treatment)
Endodontic - Dental Root Canal Treatment Procedure
At Hashtag Dentist, we’re experts in the dental field and therefore, our Endodontic – Dental Root Canal Treatment in Brisbane is simple and effective.
Before we begin the Endodontic Treatment, our dentists will take an x-ray of the tooth to determine the shape of the root canal and whether there is an infection. One this is all done, you will then be given a local anaesthetic that will numb the area around the tooth before we drill a hole into your tooth to remove the dental pulp.
Endodontic treatment in Brisbane can take several appointments as we need to be able to clean and shape the hole inside of your teeth before we place in any sterile filling. After we have completed the procedure, your tooth will be strengthened, and you’ll no longer feel the immense pain that you once did.
Root Canal Treatment Cost
The cost of your root canal treatment in Brisbane is dependent on a variety of factors as well as your individual case. Things to consider may include how many teeth need a root canal treatment and if a crown is necessary after treatment. The average root canal without a fitted crown can cost around $2,000 – $3,400. However, at Hashtag Dentist, we have created payment plans to help with the unnecessary stress of paying hefty dental bills. For more information on the cost of root canal treatments or any further information, contact us today.
Frequently Asked Questions
A root canal procedure is performed when the tissue inside of teeth, known as the pulp, becomes infected. This dental pulp essentially houses all the nerves and nutrients inside teeth, so when it becomes infected, it can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
During a root canal, your dentist will drill into your tooth to remove the pulp and nerve tissue, before cleaning out the root canal and then sealing the top of the tooth to restore its strength.
Not only does a root canal stop the infection from spreading, but it is one of the only ways to save your tooth.
A root canal at #dentist is relatively simple with little or no discomfort. Your dentist will complete the following over one to three visits, depending on the complexity of your situation.
- The dentist will make an opening through the top of the tooth to reach the pulp.
- The dead/infected pulp is removed, and the cavity is cleaned.
- A temporary filling is placed in the opening to protect the tooth between visits.
- Your dentist will remove the temporary filling before cleaning and filling the tooth with something more permanent.
- A crown is placed over the tooth to protect it long term.
A root canal is one of the only ways to save badly infected or damaged teeth and prevent the bacteria from spreading and causing damage to the surrounding teeth, gums, and bone.
If you suffer from pain when biting and chewing, oversensitivity of teeth, and/or facial swelling, it is worth visiting your dentist. They will examine to see if you require a root canal, or if there is another issue at play.
An infected tooth cannot be left untreated, nor can it heal itself with antibiotics. If you avoid or delay a root canal, the infection can spread and lead to:
– An abscess forming at the root of the tooth
– Deterioration of the supporting bone tissue
– Severe pain and discomfort
– Blood poisoning
– Fevers and swelling
The longer you delay treatment, the harder it is for your dentist to save your tooth and prevent further damage from occurring
You may have slight discomfort that can be suppressed with over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen. We recommend waiting a few hours after your procedure before you eat. Make sure you avoid directly chewing or biting down on that tooth until it is fully healed.
Stick to soft, cold foods and avoid any hard, crunchy, or chewy foods for the first few days, this will reduce any discomfort and ensure your tooth heals properly. Realistically, most people completely recover from their root canal after a few days and can return to eating their regular diet.
The cost of a root canal depends on several factors; however, the average price in Australia varies between $2,000 and $3,400. Your Private Health Insurance may reimburse you for part of this cost depending on your level of cover.
Give our team a call for a more accurate quote on how much your root canal will cost with #dentist.
The best way to avoid getting a root canal is to practice good dental hygiene. This means brushing and flossing daily and visiting the dentist every six months for a check-up.