At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, your dental health is our priority.
The dentists at SmileWorks Dental Ballarat provides high-quality root canal treatment, ensuring a smooth, pain-free experience that restores the health and functionality of your teeth. With cutting-edge technology, extensive expertise, and a patient-centric approach, we tailor our root canal treatments to individual needs, promising an optimal solution to dental pain and discomfort.
As your local experts in Ballarat, we ensure a seamless, comfortable experience to protect your teeth and bring your smile back to life.
Root Canal Treatment
At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, local anaesthetic ensures complete numbness during root canal treatment. This helps to reduce any discomfort caused by the infected tissue and soft tissue being removed, as well as the severe pain associated with untreated dental decay.
Additionally, SmileWorks Dental Ballarat has been designed with patient comfort in mind. From the welcoming reception area to the state-of-the-art treatment rooms, every aspect of the dental clinic aims to make your visit as relaxing and stress-free as possible. You’re encouraged to communicate any concerns or anxieties, so we can make your experience positive.
These measures help ensure the patient’s comfort during root canal treatment in Ballarat.
Individuals may resume their usual activities after a dental treatment session involving the root. After the root canal is completed, a temporary restoration is put in place to ensure the infected tooth is properly sealed. This is typically followed by a root canal infection treatment, which may include antibiotics and root canal therapy to address any remaining infection.
The patient can return to daily activities with proper treatment and care within a few days. However, it is important to avoid biting or chewing on the treated tooth until it has been fully restored with a dental crown.
SmileWorks Dental Ballarat utilises rigorous sterilisation protocols and advanced methods to thwart potential infections during and after root canal treatment. These procedures include isolating the tooth with a rubber dam, providing clear aftercare instructions, and scheduling follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process.
To ensure infection prevention, SmileWorks Dental Ballarat uses the latest technologies, such as inert fillings, to replace the affected teeth and advanced procedures that minimise the risk of tooth loss. Candidates for root canal treatment are carefully evaluated to ensure they are suitable for the procedure, and the socket after extraction is thoroughly cleaned to prevent infection.
Moreover, the team at SmileWorks Dental Ballarat provides detailed instructions on dental hygiene and how to avoid certain foods for optimal healing.
In many cases, a dental crown is necessary to further restore the strength and functionality of a tooth following root canal treatment. Removing the dental pulp and root canal filling can leave the tooth weakened and more susceptible to fracture. To prevent this, a crown often provides additional strength and protection.
The crown can also help to prevent future root canal retreatments, as it acts as a barrier against bacteria entering the healthy tissue. It also helps restore the tooth’s original shape, making it look more aesthetically pleasing.
With regular dental visits, we can ensure that your crown continues to provide the protection and strength it was designed for.
At SmileWorks Dental Ballarat, we understand that only some are good candidates for root canal treatment and, therefore, offer alternatives to ensure patients make the best decision for their dental health.
In cases where root canal therapy may be challenging due to the presence of connective tissues or certain risks of a root canal, dentists may recommend extraction, followed by the placement of a dental implant or bridge to replace the removed tooth. This alternative is generally more invasive and costly than standard root canal treatment but may be necessary for severe localised tissue death or inflamed nerve tissues.
For those who have had a previous root canal treatment, the dentists will also consider the number of hours post root canal and the condition of the oral tissue before recommending an alternative.
Dentists will discuss all available options with patients to ensure they make an informed decision about their dental health.