Geelong Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy or “endodontics” can make many patients quite apprehensive. But you really don’t need to worry! Treatment actually eliminates the infection and provides your tooth with protection from further bacterial infection. The results will relieve you from the pain you are probably currently experiencing.
Our Geelong dentist will talk you through the whole procedure, giving you a simple step-by-step guide to root canal treatment to put your mind at ease about the whole process. Just remember, root canal therapy relieves pain, it doesn’t cause pain!
When you have inflammation of the pulp of your tooth, this is called root canal disease. Whatever the cause of the disease, you will need endodontic treatment in order to save the tooth. Root canal therapy removes the damaged or infected pulp from the tooth and then a filling is inserted into the space to stop further infection or decay. A tooth filling or dental crown is later added to further protect the structure of the weakened tooth.
All of this is done under local anaesthesia to numb the tooth and surrounding tissue, so while you will be awake you won’t be able to feel any pain.
You may have some mild discomfort in your mouth and gum over the following few days after the procedure. We advise an over-the-counter medication such as paracetamol or a stronger prescription such as codeine to help alleviate the post-procedure soreness.
Remember that the best way to avoid root canal therapy is to ensure you keep up to date with regular dental examinations with our Geelong dentist and practice good oral hygiene at home.
Phone 03 5243 1255 today to find out more about treatments and book your appointment at our Belmont dental clinic in Geelong.