If there is one dental treatment that strikes fear in the hearts of people all over the developed world, it is the dreaded root canal treatment. Fortunately, this treatment is not as scary as you might think, and it can quickly relieve any dental pain you are experiencing. Here at Holistic Dental Donvale, we have performed countless root canal treatments, and we will be more than happy to assist you with yours as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Understanding Root Canal Treatment
Every tooth in your mouth has what is known as a root canal. It is located inside the tooth, underneath the hard dentin layer and external protective enamel. When a large cavity develops in one of your teeth, it can eat through the enamel and dentin, exposing the soft pulp underneath. This exposed pulp can then develop an infection. As this infection spreads throughout the pulp, it can reach the underlying nerve in the root canal, often resulting in significant pain and discomfort.
In order to treat the problem and mitigate your pain, your root canal dentist will need to remove the infected pulp to clear the area. To start, your dentist will give you local anaesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain during the process. Once the area is fully numb, your dentist will drill down through the tooth to reach the pulp. They can then remove the infection all the way down through the root. Once everything is clear, they’ll seal off the root canal and apply a crown to replace the upper portion of the tooth. Once the crown has set, you’re all done!
The first couple of days after a root canal can be a bit uncomfortable, and you may feel a bit of pain at first. Try to stick to eating soft foods that aren’t sticky, at least until the crown has had 24 hours to set fully. You can also take over-the-counter pain relievers to minimise your discomfort as you recover.
Your Holistic Root Canal Dentist in Melbourne
At Holistic Dental Donvale, we are proud to include root canal treatment among our services. We take a holistic approach to dental treatment, treating your body as a cohesive whole, not your mouth as a separate entity. Infections in your mouth and gums can impact other areas of your body, so it is important to treat them with as much care and attention as you would an infection in any other area. We’ll help you in this area so that you can keep your mouth and the rest of your body as healthy as possible.
When you come to us for root canal treatment in Donvale, you can rest assured that you are getting an affordable price. We work with many dental insurance companies as well, so you may be able to get some or all of your root canal treatment covered under your plan, if you have one. Before we start any treatment, we’ll always take the time to answer all of your questions and ensure you are fully comfortable with what is about to happen.
We invite you to reach out to us today to schedule your first appointment with our dental team. We’ll help you achieve the brilliant, beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Call now to book your initial consultation.