A root canal treatment is a painless procedure when care is taken to ensure a suitable anesthetic is administered. Mild discomfort post-procedure may be experienced from time to time.
Tooth pain that requires a root canal treatment is caused by deep, advanced tooth decay that has reached the nerve inside of your tooth. Bacteria has entered the usually sterile internal area of your tooth, causing infection. This type of infection is completely preventable, early detection of decay will stop the infection from progressing through the tooth into the nerve.
To save the infected tooth, a root canal procedure is required to disinfect and clean the area, and to remove the infected nerve. The tooth is then filled where the root was removed and sealed with a filling.
This advanced infection can also be dangerous to your overall health. Whilst the infection starts in your tooth, if left untreated it can move to your jaw and spread into your body causing serious health concerns.
If you are experiencing root pain, or feel you may have an infection, contact us immediately to discuss suitable treatment.
A Free Initial Consultation at Martin Vale Dentistry is the waiving of the fee usually applied to an initial consultation appointment. During an initial consult, we assess your dental concerns, identify any risks attributed to your current dental conditions and provide advice and recommendations of what action (if any) should be taken. Where suitable we may provide photographs or additional printed information for reference. This value of an Initial Consultation is the equivalent of the standard fee for a consultative appointment, which ranges between $60 and $90.
Free Initial Consultations do not include radiographs of the teeth or associates structures. This process can be undertaken at your request, with applicable fees quoted for your approval, and payment required at the time of appointment.
Initial consultations can vary in duration depending on each patient’s needs and concerns, ranging from 15 to 45 minutes, at the discretion of our Dental team. We are committed to answering all of your questions, and providing easy to understand, efficient and effective advice on the option available to you, and costs applicable.
The ongoing provision of Free Initial Consultations is at the discretion of Martin Vale Dentistry.