Effective Root Canal Treatment is Now Within Your Reach

One of the most dreadful and painful dental procedures is root canal treatment. If you leave your decayed tooth untreated with time it will progress deep and reaches the pulp. Root canal treatment replaces the grimy pulp with a filling and thus save the tooth, which had to otherwise need to removed.

How does the tooth become infected?

The root canal consists the blood vessels and nerves that nourish the tooth by providing nutrients and oxygen. When you neglect the dental decay of outer layers, it reaches to root canal and makes the nerves and vessels infected and inflamed. This inflamed pulp dies with time and replaced by pus. This is the reason behind pain and swelling and if you left it untreated, it will damage the bone structure and cause a tooth abscess.


Root canal treatment:

Medically termed as endodontic treatment, the root canal treatment includes cleaning and sterilization of root canal and removing the infected tissue. This procedure can be carried out by a professional dentist only. Depending on the severity of the situation, the treatment is done in two or more visits. If you are suffering from an active infection then the dentist will prescribe antibiotics for three to five days so that the pain and infection reduces. Prior the commencement of treatment local anesthesia is given to make the patient comfortable. Firstly, a rubber dam is placed over the defected tooth to make sure that the tooth is dry and to avoid contamination of the canals. After applying a dental drill to open the upper layer of the tooth, the doctor will access the pulp chamber and take out the infected pulp.

Now he will clean the inside of your tooth with a series of small files. The pulp chamber and the tooth canal is cleaned by these small files. This step of cleaning may take several hours and several visits as it completely depends on the severity of the infection. The molars and premolars comprise two or three roots with several canals and therefore may take longer time in the root canal treatment. During the primary phase after cleaning the tooth thoroughly, temporary filling is done. After some time in the next phase, this temporary filing is removed and the canal is filled and the upper portion of the tooth is sealed with a cap. This cap saves the root-filled tooth from further damage.

After care:

During the treatment, the patient has to avoid eating hard edibles completely. The patient has to maintain oral hygiene by brushing and flossing twice daily. Check and control the intake of sugar and carbonated drinks. With proper care and constant consultation with a qualified dentist, you can make your root canal treatment last lifetime. You can also avail the services of professional dentists working at Ballarat Dental Clinic.


How Can Root Canal Treatment Help You and Its Pros and Cons

Endodontic treatment as the name suggests is a treatment dealing with inside of the teeth. ‘Endo’ means inside and ‘Odont’ means tooth in Greek which completes the term Endodontic treatment. So patients are usually advised to undergo Root Canal Treatment for various endodontic problems.

In this article, we shall discuss about how this dental treatment helps you recover from the various oral problems. Patients tend to have anxiety when they are diagnosed with edodontic problems. So let us first understand the dental problems which can be treated by this technique.


How can root canal treatment help you?

As mentioned earlier, it is used for treating many of the gum problems. Beneath crown lies, enamel. Underneath the enamel, there is a hard layer of dentin and then under it there is pulp. It is a soft part containing nerves, connective tissue, blood vessels, etc and provides nutrition to the tooth during its development. Once our teeth gets matured, they receive nourishment from other oral tissues. Any infection or inflammation to this pulp can cause critical oral problems. If these oral problems are not aided immediately then they give rise to other overall health problems. These are some of the following problems which can be treated by this dental treatment.

A. Infected pulp
B. Inflamed pulp
C. Tooth decay
D. Faulty crowns (which is the outer layer of the teeth)
E. Cracked or chipped tooth

These are the circumstances where Root Canal Treatment comes in the picture as a hero and it does help us from losing our tooth. Even though it is a sharp oral remedy, many people still doubt its benefits. So to clarify those myths and offer an answer to those queries, keep reading.

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Is this treatment really effective?

Well, the answer varies depending upon the individual patients and their complications. Although it can easily be said, yes! Root canal treatment somewhat saves our teeth and overall oral health from the loss. The endodontic treatments are advised to the patient by the dentists. Root canal treatment is one such endodontic treatment which can fix various oral problems effectively. Nonetheless, it has its own advantages and its own limitations.

Pros and cons of root canal treatment


Provides A great relief to the toothache
Treats tooth injury or infection
Minimizes tooth sensitivity
Provides Comfortable chewing
Soothes pain of the tooth
Reduces ulcer formation
Eliminates insecurities due to missing teeth


No guaranteed span of its endurance
Discoloration of the teeth
Possibility of affected teeth getting affected again
Possibility of other treatments

Still not convinced with the answer? Talk to us directly for better understanding of your oral problems because Ballarat family loves to look after yours! You can drop us a mail at ballaratdentalcare@gmail.com or even call us at (03) 5339 9494 . Let us take a step ahead towards healthier life today