When your grandparents were young, people thought nothing of extracting a tooth that was deeply infected and causing pain. Anesthesia and dental instruments weren’t nearly as sophisticated as they are now, and root canal therapy earned a reputation for being scary and painful.
Modern dentistry has come a long way, however, and your dentist Melbourne at Simply Smiles in South Yarra and Toorak always strives to save your natural teeth rather than extract them.
Using the most effective anesthetics and precision endodontic instruments, we will do everything possible to preserve your natural tooth with root canal treatment, which many patients report is no more uncomfortable than receiving a simple filling.
Why Root Canal Therapy Is Needed
In the center of the tooth lie the pulp tissues, which make up the “living” portion of the tooth. Containing blood vessels and nerves, the pulp is an essential component of proper tooth development. When a tooth injury or cavity extends all the way to the pulp chamber, these living tissues are exposed to bacteria and food particles, causing infection deep inside the tooth. This infection can result in severe pain, an abscess in the gums and even widespread bodily infection if not treated.
Performing Root Canal Treatment
To alleviate the pain and infection, your dentist Melbourne will thoroughly numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic and remove the infected tissues in the pulp chamber. He will then carefully clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and fill the space with a special filling material. The tooth may also need to be fitted with a porcelain crown for extra protection and strength. After your teeth have finished developing, the only purpose that the pulp serves is to send pain signals through the nerves it contains. Your teeth can still function optimally once the infected pulp is removed.
Root Canal Therapy In South Yarra And Toorak
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, contact our Melbourne dental office today so that we can perform a tooth-saving root canal treatment. At Simply Smiles Dental, we welcome patients from South Yarra, Toorak and all over the Melbourne area.
“Everybody Deserves To Smile”
At Simply Smiles Dental, we believe that dentistry is not a luxury, and that everybody deserves to smile. Thats why we keep our prices fair and offer solutions to suit every budget.
We make this investment in you because we’re pretty confident that you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you meet us. Our level of work and patient care ethic is first class.
Contact our Toorak dental office on (03) 9826 2220 or book online.
We are Medibank members choice dentist and Hcf members choice dentist.
(We are located in the Toorak Village, in the heart of Toorak and serve patients from Toorak, South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Southbank, South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Malvern, Albert Park, Melbourne CBD, and from all Melbourne metro areas.)