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Root Canal Therapy

If you’ve ever been plagued by a toothache, you know how painful it can be. Whether you’ve been putting off dental care or have had an injury to the tooth, an infection may set in that needs to be promptly addressed before it can spread or end up causing tooth loss. The Wantirna Mall Dental Surgery team is experienced in providing comfortable root canals that can save your tooth.

When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

Are you concerned that you may need a root canal? There are some common symptoms you may experience, such as:
Illustration of inside of tooth

  • A toothache, particularly when chewing
  • Pus or an abscess
  • An injury that exposes the tooth’s nerve
  • Bad breath
  • A broken or cracked tooth that affects the nerve
  • Tooth discolouration
  • A loose tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and beverages
  • Swollen, tender gums

A root canal is necessary when an infection sets into the pulp of the tooth. The nerves and blood supply may become infected and if left untreated, it can spread to other parts of the body.

What to Expect

After we have evaluated your oral health and determined that a root canal is the most suitable way to move forward, we’ll start by numbing the entire area. We can give you multiple injections if needed and will always make sure that you are fully numbed and ready to begin before proceeding.

The first step is to carefully remove the infected areas. Then, the root canal of the tooth is filled with medicine to fight off the infection. Finally, the root canal is sealed off so that the bacteria can’t re-enter it. A crown or other restorative device can be placed on the compromised tooth so that it retains its structure and function.

Want to Learn More?

Contact Wantirna Mall Dental Surgery today to book an appointment for root canal therapy Wantirna! We accept health funds and have same-day visits available.

CONTACT US


Root Canal Wantirna, Bayswater, Boronia, Vermont VIC | (03) 9720 2215