Root canal treatments

Exploring Root Canal Treatments: Understanding the Procedure and Benefits

What are Root Canal Treatments? Root canal treatments are dental procedures to treat infected or damaged tooth pulp, the innermost part of the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels. This treatment involves removing the infected tissue, disinfecting the root canal, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Possible Signs and Symptoms of Root Canal Infection: Root canal infections can manifest through various signs and symptoms, including:
  • Severe tooth pain, especially when biting or chewing.
  • Persistent tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums surrounding the affected tooth.
  • A small pimple-like bump on the gum near the affected tooth.
  • Darkening or discolouration of the tooth.
If you experience these symptoms, seeking prompt dental care is crucial to prevent the infection from worsening and potentially leading to tooth loss.
Our Treatments
Enjoy all the dental treatment you need in one convenient location. Our office is equipped with the latest technology allowing us to provide a wide range of quality dental treatment at an affordable price. From routine dental care, to veneers & implants, Bay Central Dental is proud to be your local dentist to improve your smile.
Root Canal Treatments Process at Bay Central Dental
At Bay Central Dental, our root canal treatments follow a meticulous process to ensure optimal results and patient comfort: Examination and Diagnosis: Our experienced dentists conduct a thorough examination, including digital X-rays, to assess the extent of the infection and determine the need for a root canal. Anesthesia Administration: Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a pain-free experience during the procedure. Pulp Removal: The infected or damaged pulp is carefully removed from the tooth's interior using specialised instruments. Cleaning and Disinfection: The root canal is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria and prevent further infection. Filling and Sealing: The cleaned root canal is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed to prevent bacteria from re-entering the tooth. Restoration: Depending on the extent of the damage, a dental crown may be placed over the treated tooth to restore its strength and functionality.
The Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment offers several benefits, including: Pain relief and elimination of toothache. Preservation of the natural tooth structure. Restoration of chewing ability and overall oral function. Prevention of further infection and potential tooth loss.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
After a root canal treatment, patients may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity, which can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain medications. It's essential to follow post-treatment instructions provided by your dentist for proper healing and to avoid complications.
Why Choose Bay Central Dental for Root Canal Treatment
At Bay Central Dental, we are committed to providing exceptional dental care for children. All eligible children aged between 2 to 17 years receive FREE general dental treatment under the Australian Government’s Child Dental Benefit Scheme, such as cleaning, fillings, sealants, and x-rays up to $1,056. Additionally, we have partnered with Afterpay, Zip Pay, and Zip Money to provide more flexible and interest-free payment options to get started on your treatment. Our dedication to patient comfort and satisfaction extends to our root canal treatment services. With our experienced team of dentists and state-of-the-art facilities, you can trust us to deliver personalised care and outstanding results. Contact us today to schedule your root canal treatment: 0416 614 300 info@baycentraldental.com.au.