General Dentistry

Root Canal Treatment in darch

Our dentists at Darch Dental Centre are highly experienced in providing root canal treatment. We can help make the experience as comfortable as possible.

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Stop the pain and save a tooth with Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing discomfort, pain, sensitivity, or swelling in your teeth, you likely need root canal therapy.
When the pulp inside the tooth becomes irritated and infected, it can be an incredibly painful experience, as the infection eats away at the tissue and bone surrounding the tooth. Left untreated, the infection can spread and cause further damage to the tooth and surrounding tissues.
Darch Dental Centre offers high-quality root canal therapy in a comfortable and relaxing environment. A root canal is a standard procedure in dentistry that saves a severely damaged or broken tooth. The procedure involves drilling deep into the tooth’s root canals to remove active decay and infection. After removing the decay and infection, the remaining roots and teeth are filled with a material to preserve them. This is a relatively simple procedure that can often be completed in one visit. It will save your tooth from being extracted. Our experienced team of dentists at Darch Dental Centre can provide you with high-quality and gentle dental care for your teeth.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

When a tooth has severe decay and is beyond saving with a filling, root canal therapy can save it and prevent the need for extraction. Darch Dental Centre can help you determine if root canal therapy is the best option for you.
  • Root canal treatment is a simple dental procedure that can relieve you from the discomfort and pain of a toothache.
  • It is a great way to maintain your natural smile and prevent future problems.
  • With root canal therapy, you can continue to eat your favorite foods.
  • Root canal therapy is a reliable way to save teeth that have been damaged by decay or infection. When performed by our experienced dentists at Darch Dental Centre, this dental treatment can make your teeth last for many years with proper care.
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Darch Dental Centre

Darch Dental Centre has an exceptional team of experienced dentists that will make your root canal therapy as painless as possible. We understand how patients can be apprehensive about this procedure, so we always make sure you are comfortable.
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Trusted and Experienced Dentists
Darch Dental is a trusted dental clinic in Perth that offers root canal therapy treatment for patients with infected or inflamed tooth pulp. Our dentists have 50 years of combined experience in providing patients with first-class dental care.
Affordable and Accessible Dental Care
We are your go-to dental clinic for root canal therapy. We offer high-quality services at affordable prices, with a wide range of payment options that fit every budget, including health funds, Child Dental Benefits Schedule, DVA Health Cards, and Afterpay.
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Comfortable and Gentle Dental Services
Darch Dental Centre offers sedation options to make your dental experience as comfortable as possible. We understand that some people may feel anxious about undergoing root canal therapy, so we have various types of sedation options to help you relax.

FAQ's ABout Root canal therapy

We recommend root canal therapy when the pulp, the soft interior part of a tooth, becomes inflamed, infected, or injured. It is best to remove the infected or inflamed pulp to preserve the tooth structure. In most cases, it is better to preserve your natural teeth than to undergo tooth extractions or alternative tooth replacement procedures.

It may be time for treatment if you have any of the following symptoms of pulp damage:

  • Deep cavity
  • Whenever you bite or chew, you feel severe pain
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Loose teeth
  • Discolouration of the enamel of the tooth
  • Discolouration of the gums

In general, root canals are safe and effective. In an article published by the European Journal of Dentistry, endodontic treatment was reported to have success rates of 86–98%.

In most cases, root canal therapy will take place in multiple appointments to ensure the root canal infection has been completely removed and won’t recur, with each lasting 30–90 minutes.

At the first appointment, an x-ray will be taken, the tooth will be numbed, and the infected pulp will be removed. Then, the canal will be shaped and cleaned.

The second dental appointment will involve filling the root canal with a material called gutta-percha to seal the canal.

At the third appointment, your dentist will fit an artificial crown on your tooth.

Although rare, root canals can occasionally fail, just like any other dental procedure. Root canals can fail days, weeks, or years after they are performed.

Root canal therapy failures are often caused by:

  • Root canals fail when the initial treatment does not eliminate all the infection, or the tooth becomes infected again. New injuries to the tooth can cause bacteria to reenter, causing further decay and exposing the sensitive area of the tooth to infection. The symptoms of a failed root canal may not surface for weeks, months, or even years.
  • Coronal Seal Leakage: The coronal seal is designed to prevent saliva, bacteria, and their byproducts from invading the canal system. When a final restoration is defective or inadequate, bacteria and other contaminants can reenter the tooth. This is known as “coronal leakage” and is a major cause of root canal failure.
  • The canals inside a tooth can be narrow and curved, making cleaning them difficult. These characteristics affect the accuracy of X-rays and the thoroughness of cleaning. Even after the repair, a small amount of decay may remain in the tooth and cause more damage.
  • Occasionally, a crown must be placed after a root canal is completed. In some cases, bacteria can reenter a tooth if there is an extended interval between the root canal procedure and crown placement. Furthermore, a crown can suffer cracks or other damage even after it has been placed. As a result, the tooth becomes infected with new bacteria, leading to decay.
  • The method of one root, one canal is often overruled because there are more canals than roots when root canal therapy is performed on molar teeth. An extra canal branch can form deep within the pulp system of a tooth, making it difficult, if not impossible, for a dentist to reach with their instruments.
  • In some cases, a dental instrument used in root canal therapy may fracture during treatment, resulting in a lodged file or problems maneuvering the filing instrument around curves. These files can sometimes be retrieved, but it is not always possible.

Even though root canal therapy is highly successful, there are still a few risks:

  • It is possible that the tooth damage is too deep or the tooth enamel is too frail for the procedure to be effective. These factors can lead to the loss of the entire tooth.
  • Infections can be spread by bacteria that grow in undetected hairline cracks.
  • In the event of an accidental crack in the sealing material of an artificial crown, a root canal can become contaminated again by bacteria.
  • Another risk is developing a tooth abscess at the root if some of the infected material remains behind or if the antibiotics do not work.
  • A root filling can erode over time. This situation can lead to bacteria entering your root canal and reinfecting your tooth.

Root canal therapy cost varies depending on the complexity of the procedure, the tooth involved, and the number of pulp canals in the affected tooth. Generally, the cost of molars at the back of the mouth is higher because they have more roots and are more complex than front teeth. On average, root canal treatments range from $1,100 to $1,700, while root canal treatments with crowns range from $2,600 to $3,000.

During the consultation, our dentist will give you a precise estimate of your root canal treatment based on an examination.

Front teeth treated with a root canal treatment will not usually need dental crowns because they undergo less stress and pressure. If a tooth has just undergone a root canal, a dental crown will typically need to be placed if it is a premolar, a molar, or one of the back-grinding teeth. It is important to keep these teeth strong since they are constantly used for eating. 

When a tooth has previously been damaged or is now weakened because all of the pulp has been removed, your dentist may put a crown over it to keep it strong so that no further damage occurs. If your root canal-treated tooth needs a custom crown, your dentist will recommend one.