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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

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Root canal treatment at Quest Dentist Bentleigh

A common belief many patients have is that extraction is the only option for a tooth with internal nerve damage. In some cases, Dr.Mehrdad at Smile Quest Dentist Betleigh may recommend root canal treatment to save a tooth affected by decay or infection. Through this treatment option, the genuine function of your natural tooth is preserved without altering the rest of your smile. 


When should you consider root canal treatment?


The root canal is present inside each tooth, containing the nerves and living tissue, also known as dental pulp, which determine the health of your smile. Potentially irreversible damage can occur to these necessary components when decay and infection occur within this chamber. Infected pulp may be the result of a number of factors, including poor hygiene, cavities, or facial trauma, and can contribute to greater dental health concerns. Root canal treatment clears out sources of harm, conserving your natural dentition while preventing more serious issues from developing.

Some of the patients to our Bentleigh dental practice were unaware they needed root canal treatment until undergoing a dental exam with Dr.Mehrdad. While symptoms may not always be present, Quest Dentist Bentleigh recommends seeking immediate professional evaluation if you experience any of the following:


·Injury or trauma to a tooth

·Appearance of pus or an abscess on the  gums

·Swelling or tenderness in the tissue        surrounding a tooth

·Increased dental sensitivity to hot and cold

·Severe and prolonged toothache


What is Involved in Root Canal Treatment?

A thorough examination at Smile Quest Dentist Bentleigh can detect teeth that would benefit from root canal treatment. 

During root canal treatment, the affected tooth is numbed and surrounded by a dental dam to keep the area free of saliva. Specialized dental instruments are then used to create a small hole behind the tooth, through which infected pulp and bacteria is removed.  As part of this comprehensive approach, any dental decay observed during the procedure will also receive care. 

To prevent recurrence of infection, the roots of a treated tooth will be sterilized, sealed, and filled with a biocompatible material called gutta percha. Additionally, a filling will be placed to cover the opening made to access the root canal. In order lend additional strength and cosmetic appeal to teeth that have received treatment, Dr. Mehrdad may recommend crown placement.

Following root canal therapy, it is normal to experience moderate sensitivity while the healing process takes place. Patients to Quest Dentist Bentleigh should schedule a follow-up visit as soon as possible if this feeling does not eventually subside or becomes more persistent. Even when there are no outstanding issues, routine dental visits allow Dr.Mehrdad to provide care that ensures the long-term success of the treatment. 

Our patients will receive care instructions on maintaining proper at-home habits that will result in the enduring health of their smiles.


Depending on the extent of treatment required, Dr.Mehrdad may refer patients to an endodontist to provide specialized care for the soft inner tissue of their teeth.

Suffering from a toothache or having a broken tooth ?


Whether you need a root canal treatment or having a broken tooth, broken filling, sore gums or a toothache, at Smile Quest Dentist Bentleigh, we will provide you with the required treatments on the same day.


Does root canal treatment realy  painful? 


Well not really, Root canal therapy is used to alleviate pain. Most people who have root canal therapy admit they did not experience any pain during the appointment and felt better afterward. Having root canal treatment on a tooth does not mean that the tooth will need to be pulled out in a few years. Once a tooth is treated, it almost always will last the rest of your life. Root canal treatment is just a special kind of filling, deep into your tooth's roots. A local anesthetic is often used to numb the area of your mouth and ensure the procedure is pain-free. The doctor will then make a small opening in the top of your tooth in order to remove the pulp from inside your tooth. The tooth is then cleaned out and shaped to a form that will receive a filling later. This treatment may take more than one appointment to complete. A temporary filling will be placed on the tooth to minimize discomfort between visits.


At Smile Quest Dentist Bentleigh root canal treatment and managing, emergencies are of the utmost importance to us.


 Causes of an infected pulp could include :


 • A deep cavity

• Repeated dental procedures

• A cracked or broken tooth 

• Injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)


If you continue to care for your teeth and gums your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary; a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, a root canal is a relatively simple procedure with little or no discomfort involving one to three visits. Best of all, it can save your tooth and your smile. 


 What are the signs that you might need a root canal treatment ?


Waking up in the middle of the night and realizing that it was a tooth that woke you up; biting  down and a tooth suddenly seems sore, sensitivity to hot and cold or If some of the teeth have broken away or you know that there is a hole in the tooth (cavity), and you have some of the other symptoms, you are very likely going to need root canal treatment. However it is possible that you are dealing with a gum abscess and not a tooth abscess, The only way to know for sure is to visit your dentist.



Are painkillers and antibiotics an acceptable substitute for root canal treatment?

No, while this will initially settle the situation to the point where it is much more tolerable, it is by no means a solution.

Is it a dreadful procedure ?

In skilled, experienced hands, a root canal procedure is nothing to fear. Rather, this gentle, precise dental technique gets you out of pain and saves your natural tooth. The anxiety about this treatment has become almost cliché in our society. When describing something they dread, people often say, "I'd rather have a root canal." Or, "It's about as much fun as a root canal." So, let's take a factual look at how the patient feels before, during, and after root canal therapy.