Root Canal Treatment at Yangebup Dental Centre
This dental procedure is carried out when the innermost part of the tooth (‘the pulp’) becomes badly decayed or infected. If left untreated, the tooth will begin to die which could lead to the loss of the tooth. To save the tooth, the infected pulp needs to be removed to prevent the formation of an abscess. In dental terms this procedure is called ‘Endodontics’
The tooth is made up of
The reason the pulp would die
On your initial appointment the dentist will locate the offending tooth and take an x-ray in order to show the roots of the tooth, to see how far the decay has travelled and if there is an abscess present.
A course of antibiotics may be given to clear the abscess before the treatment is started, as the abscess will reoccur if the treatment is NOT carried out.
Once the root canals are cleaned, the dentist will place a medication to help clear any bacteria. The tooth will then either be temporarily filled and another appointment required or if the infection was not too serious, the tooth can be filled permanently and your treatment complete.
Contact the professional team at Yangebup Dental Centre today.
Call 9417 9888 or send an appointment request.