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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment In Adelaide

Has your tooth sustained damage as a result of untreated decay or another complication? Are you concerned that you might have to have your tooth removed? At Burnside Dental Practice in Adelaide, we can save your tooth from removal. Our dentists may be able to perform a root canal treatment, to save the affected tooth from extraction and preserve it for many years to come. Our root canal cost in Adelaide depends on the amount of restorative work required, and the type of tooth that’s infected. Molars generally cost more than incisors, because they are bigger teeth with more canals and a more complex anatomical root canal system.

You can discuss your circumstances with our dental team in Adelaide who will determine what needs to be done so that an endodontic treatment cost estimation can be provided. You can rely on our dentists to provide caring, professional services while keeping the root canal treatment cost as low as possible.

Why Does The Pulp Need To Be Removed?

The infected dental pulp poses the risk of turning into a painful dental abscess, which can turn into an infection that may spread across the entire face and body if left untreated. The pulp, or tissue, that provides nerves and nutrients to your tooth, needs to be removed during a root canal to save your tooth. When your pulp gets damaged, it must be taken out to stop infection and disease from spreading to your tooth. During a root canal, the pulp of the tooth must be removed, as the pulp’s tissue has died, and if it’s not removed, it can cause the tooth to become infected. After the pulp is removed, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it.

A badly damaged pulp results in the spread of pain to other body parts like the neck, face and head. There are situations, where the abscess can cause severe facial swelling and result in a medical emergency.

The Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure involves a number of steps to remove the infected dental pulp and restore the tooth:


Signs and symptoms of damaged or exposed dental pulp include:

Spontaneous tooth pain

Throbbing tooth pain which will wake you up at night

Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold foods

Inability to chew or put any pressure on the tooth

Swelling Around the tooth and Gums

Loosening of teeth

When Do You Need A Root Canal Treatment?

The causes that lead to a root canal being required include decay, trauma or sometimes a crack in the tooth. When a tooth has a very large cavity or a crack, the decay can reach the pulp chamber which consists of nerves and blood vessels, resulting in pain and infection. Trauma to the tooth is the other most common reason, where a fall or injury can tooth expose the pulp chamber and nerve of the tooth. In both of these cases, the nerve must be removed by an endodontist in Adelaide in order to save the tooth.

Does The Root Canal Treatment Hurt?

Root canal therapy has had a reputation for being painful and traumatic, but this is largely a myth. The pain that’s experienced is caused by the infection and not the treatment. We apply an anaesthetic to numb the affected area, which reduces discomfort during the procedure. We do our best to make you feel as comfortable as possible so that you can receive the care you need.

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A range of finance options and payment method plans are also made available for our general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implant services so you can smile now and pay as you like.

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