ROOT CANAL THERAPY

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Aria Dental Perth offers the best in root canal therapy. Our root canal consultant, Dr Nilesh Jadav is not only able to perform your root canal treatment or endodontic therapy with the highest quality, but just as importantly with the highest efficiency thereby reducing the total time you need to spend in the dental chair!

He appreciates that many patients identify root canal therapy as being painful. He has mastered his technique of giving local anaesthetic and provides excellent pain control for patients.

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Root canal therapy, also known as root canal treatment or endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure designed to treat infection or irreversible inflammation of the nerve or pulp of a tooth. This may be caused by deep decay, a fracture of the tooth, or severe periodontal disease.
To understand root canal treatment, it is useful to understand tooth anatomy.
What is Root Canal Therapy

A tooth consists of three parts:

  • The enamel, which is the hard outer coating of a tooth
  • The dentine, a softer material that supports the enamel, and
  • The pulp, which is made of soft tissue (containing nerves and blood vessels) at the centre of the tooth
The pulp extends to the end of the roots where it connects to the tissues surrounding the root. A tooth can survive without the pulp, because it continues to be nourished by the tissues surrounding it.

Root canal treatment is a safe and effective treatment option to extraction and most patients prefer to save their tooth as it will generally function better than an artificial tooth. As good as an artificial tooth can be, it will never be more than just a substitute for a natural tooth.

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Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp becomes infected or inflamed. This can be due to a variety of reasons such as deep dental decay, a fracture or crack in a tooth, severe periodontal disease, or repeated dental procedures on the tooth. Trauma to the tooth may also result in pulp injury even if the tooth has no visible signs of damage. If pulp infection or inflammation is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
The Stages of Tooth Decay

Signs of pulpal infection or inflammation include dull aching pain, prolonged pain to hot or cold, tenderness on biting, tooth discolouration, or swelling. Often you may not experience any symptoms at all.

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Root canal therapy is commonly perceived as being a painful procedure. However with modern techniques and anaesthetics, root canal therapy is relatively painless, and it should be no more unpleasant than having a filling done.

You may experience some post-operative discomfort for the first few days following treatment, particularly if the tooth was infected prior to the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with the appropriate analgesics.

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Why Aria Dental?

Our root canal consultant, Dr Nilesh Jadav has completed further post-graduate training in the field of endodontics. He is a registered general dentist and holds a Masters in Endodontics from the University of Manchester.
He is very professional and meticulous in his approach to often difficult and sensitive cases and is committed to saving your tooth if at all possible and at the same time ensuring that the therapy is lasting.
So, if you have a problem tooth make an appointment today and have it assessed.

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Our root canal services are offered and used by patients from anywhere in Western Australia. In particular and because of our Perth CBD location we are easily accessible for patients in West Perth, East Perth, South Perth, North Perth, Subiaco and surrounding suburbs.