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Root Canal Treatment in Bentleigh East

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Endodontic therapy (or root canal treatment) deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the dental pulp.

Root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth (or pulp) becomes diseased or infected. In such cases the nerve of the tooth must be removed. If a patient’s tooth pulp becomes irritated, bacteria will begin to grow within the tooth. This growth results in pressure and causes pain as well as possible facial swelling to the patient.

The Importance of Your Natural Teeth

If root canal treatment is not performed, eventually bacteria will destroy the pulp. The bone structure around the tooth will then become infected and will inevitably lead to tooth loss. Previously if a tooth became infected or diseased it would have simply been removed. Today however, every possible step is taken to save all teeth and keep you with your natural teeth for life.

Your natural tooth is important for your overall oral health. If you are missing a tooth, it affects the surrounding teeth because they will start to shift into the gap. A missing tooth also affects the jawbone because once you lose a tooth the bone that ‘holds’ the tooth root slowly starts to dissolve. This can cause bite problems (malocclusion) as well as gum disease and even further tooth loss.

If root canal treatment is necessary, x-rays will be taken at your dental consultation. After which we create a treatment plan for your specific needs.

Facts About Root Canal Treatment

Dr Maratos’s advanced expertise ensures that his root canal therapy procedure is comfortable for the patient. He will perform this procedure with the utmost care and precision.

Depending on the severity of the root canal treatment you may require a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth. At DesignDentistry we provide porcelain crowns which can restore both form and function to your smile as well as blend seamlessly with your other teeth.

Throughout your Root Canal Treatment, Dr Maratos and his caring dental team will ensure every possible step is taken to make you feel comfortable and at ease. We will make certain all of your questions and queries are answered and we will work together as a team to preserve your teeth.

To find out more, contact us, we’ll be happy to answer your questions. (03) 9570 3128