Root canal treatment Caboolture 

Why do teeth become infected?

​Each tooth has a system of blood vessels and nerves inside it called the pulp. The pulp extends from the crown (visible portion of tooth) to the tip of the root. If the tooth is badly damaged, bacteria enter the pulp causing the tissue to become inflamed or infected.

The tooth may become infected if there is:

  • a breakdown of a filling or crown

  • a deep cavity

  • trauma

  • gum disease

  • a crack or chip

  • extreme wear

  • extensive dental work to the tooth

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If a tooth is badly damaged the pulp tissue inside becomes infected.

Root canal treatment

The aim of root canal treatment (also called endodontic treatment) is to save a tooth that has become infected. 

Root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve and tissues of the root inside your tooth die due to:

 

- bacterial infection (such as from a cavity)

 

- physical trauma to the tooth (such as from an injury)

Root canal treatment is the process of removing the infected tissue within the tooth, carefully cleaning and disinfecting the canals, and then sealing the hollow space where the pulp tissue was. Once the root canal treatment is complete, the tooth is restored with a white filling. Following root canal treatment, your tooth may become weaker as it no longer has a blood supply. This is especially true for back teeth and teeth that are missing a lot of tooth structure. In these cases, a crown is usually recommended to strengthen the tooth and improve the long-term success of your treatment.

What Happens During A Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal is a straightforward and standard treatment utilised to restore the functionality of your teeth and restore their performative properties. At Greenland Dental, our root canal treatment consists of the following: 

 

  1. An X-ray will be taken to find the root canal shape and determine whether an infection has occurred in the bone surrounding the tooth. 

  2. Our dentist will use an anaesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. 

  3. A hole will be drilled into the tooth to remove the infected pulp. 

  4. Tooth canals will be shaped, cleaned, and disinfected. 

  5. The hole will be filled, and the strength of your tooth will be restored. 

 

This procedure may take more than one dental visit, depending on the complexity of your case. Our team will sit down with you for a one-on-one consultation session to ensure you are fully prepared for your procedure and understand how it will work. During this time, we will answer any questions you may have about the root canal treatment, including the process, recovery, and benefits. For more information on how your root canal treatment may look, contact our team today. 

Why save an infected tooth?

Once a tooth becomes infected, you can save it by completing a root canal treatment or have the tooth removed. Most people prefer to save their teeth as your own tooth is usually stronger and more efficient for biting and chewing than any artificial replacement.

Can all infected teeth be saved?

Unfortunately, not all teeth can be restored. Your dentist will not complete a root canal treatment unless the treatment has a high chance of success. Root canal treatment may not be appropriate in some cases, and extraction may be the best or only option.

To improve the chances of success, root canal treatment should be started as soon as possible.  If the pulp of the tooth is not treated quickly, severe pain and an abscess can occur.  If an abscess is left untreated, infection can damage the bone surrounding the root.

Benefits Of A Root Canal Treatment?

While the main advantage of a root canal treatment is that it will save your original tooth from further complications, there are also many other benefits included in the procedure. This includes: 

 

  • Restores functionality and strength 

  • The procedure will not cause pain or discomfort after completion 

  • Stops the spread of infection to neighbouring teeth 

  • Prevents damage to the jawbone 

  • Enhances overall oral health 

  • Relieves severe tooth pain 

 

Don’t let unnecessary tooth pain stop you from completing daily activities. Instead, fight back against unhealthy teeth by utilising the expertise of the professional team at Greenland Dental. We have spent years mastering the art of dental restoration and understand how to utilise root canal treatments to transform the strength and functionality of an impacted set of teeth.

Root Canal Cost

At Greenland Dental, we believe everyone should have access to premium dental care for an affordable price. Therefore, we aim to keep our prices low to ensure root canal treatments are accessible when needed most. The price of most dental treatments is based on various factors, including oral health history, the severity of the case, and any other dental procedures that need to be completed in addition to the treatment. Therefore, there is no fixed root canal cost as the final price will vary. 

The average cost of a root canal treatment varies between $1000-2500. However, this price refers to a root canal treatment without the addition of a crown. If a dental crown is needed to restore your oral health functionality, the price may be higher. For more information on root canal costs at Greenland Dental, contact our team today.

What to expect after root canal treatment

  • The anaesthetic will usually last for a few hours. Take care to not chew your lip, tongue or cheek while you are still numb.

  • The gum tissue could have been irritated during your procedure and may be sore for a few days. 

  • Some patients may continue to have pain around the tooth, or the tooth may feel slightly different to the other teeth both during and after treatment.  If the pain is severe or lasts more than a few days please call us.

  • After the anaesthetic wears off, if your bite feels uneven please call us to arrange an appointment to have it adjusted.

  • The root canals are filled and the pulp chamber is sealed, however the tooth can still decay. To prevent decay and gum disease from occurring you need to maintain good daily oral hygiene.

  • In some cases a root canal treated tooth may become darker in colour. If you are unhappy about the appearance of your tooth, talk to your dentist to discuss cosmetic options such as internal bleaching or a crown.

Leaving A Root Canal Untreated

Is it vital that you do not leave an infected root canal untreated. If not dealt with properly, the bacteria from the infection can spread via the tooth's roots and directly into the tissue surrounding the jaw and gums. Hence, this can result in many dental and health complications, such as a dental abscess, inflammation of the mouth and body, and the loss of a tooth. Additionally, it can trigger more dangerous problems, such as heart disease. Hence, if left untreated, a root canal will continue to develop and impact the rest of your mouth. Instead, get the professional help you need and restore the condition of your oral health with a root canal treatment from Greenland Dental. 

Why Choose Us?

  • At Greenland Dental, our team are constantly expanding their skills and practising the latest concepts in modern dentistry to provide our patients with high-quality dental care. We aim to provide the most comprehensive dental care procedures to all ages, including root canal treatments. Our dental clinic in Caboolture is equipped with the necessary tools and equipment to complete various dental treatments. With access to the most innovative technologies, our dentists will work hard to diagnose and restore your dental health concerns. 

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  • There are many reasons for you to choose Greenland Dental as your go-to dental clinic, especially for more specialised procedures such as root canal treatments. Reasons you may choose us include: 

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  • Affordable dental care for all 

  • Tailored patient plans to fit your dental health needs  

  • Detailed and transformative services 

  • A one-on-one consultation session with an expert dentist before beginning the root canal treatment

  • A safe and comforting dental clinic environment  

  • A team of friendly dentists readily available to help 

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  • For more information on why you should choose Greenland Dental for your next root canal treatment, get in touch with us today.

Contact Our Dentists Today

For more information on our team at Greenland Dental and how we can conduct root canal treatments, contact us today or call us on (07) 5495 4266. We offer reliable and comprehensive dental services in Caboolture that aim to restore and repair various dental complications. Book an appointment with us today and transform your smile. 

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