Most people dread visiting the Dentist, especially for a Root Canal Treatment. The general perception is that Root Canal Treatment is painful and is best avoided until the last possible moment. Moreover, it would require visiting your Dentist at least three to four times. However, nothing could be far from the truth. Root Canal Treatment need not be painful and dreadful. With the advent of technology and better medications, Root Canal Treatment is now a painless affair. Furthermore, Root Canal Treatments can be done in a single visit these days.
Root Canal Treatment or Endodontic Therapy is the process of treating a tooth that has been infected up to and involving the pulp (core) of the tooth. By the time the patient seeks medical help, the tooth would have undergone severe decay and the pain is intolerable.
The main sign of tooth decay is the inability to sleep at night due to the throbbing pain. The bundle of nerves, connective tissues and blood vessels inside the affected teeth (dental pulp) is completely removed in a Root Canal Treatment. The condition occurs because of severe bacterial infection reaching the central part of the teeth. So, a Root Canal Treatment also involves cleaning and completely filling the inside of the teeth before sealing it.
Although the Root Canal Treatment is generally performed by a specialist (endodontist), a regular Dentist might perform the treatment in uncomplicated cases.
In most cases, the pain will be bearable and not agonizing. Especially with the advancement in technology and medicines, the treatment has become relatively quick and pain-free at present. However, for a painless treatment, a larger dose of anaesthesia might be administered. Moreover, regular intake of painkillers for a few days as the effect of anaesthesia wears off, is recommended for a totally pain-free experience.
Align Dentistry is specialised in offering single visit root canal treatments. This is a suitable choice for people who are busy or cannot come in for repeated visits. Of course, this being a specialised treatment and option, it would cost you more than what a normal root canal treatment would have cost you.
The cost would depends on the tooth requiring the treatment. Typically, the treatment for a front tooth with a single canal will be much lesser than the treatment for a molar tooth with three canals. The best thing would be to come and see the clinician who would give you a detailed plan with costing and based on that you could decide.
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If you are looking for root canal treatment or surgery in southwest sydney, Align Dentistry could be the ideal place to go to, especially if you are looking for Single Sitting Root Canal Treatments.