Everything you need to know about root canal cost in Melbourne
Root canal treatment (RCT) is a common endodontics procedure where the tooth’s pulp has become infected, usually as a result of heavy decay, cavities, fracture or injury to the tooth.
A root canal treatment is needed to save a badly decaying or damaged tooth. If you are experiencing any of the following you would need a root canal treatment.
The aim of the root canal treatment is to save the natural tooth which might otherwise have been indicated for extraction.
After an x-ray of the tooth is taken by the dentist, it is examined to see any other potential areas that may have been infected. A root canal treatment should feel no different to receiving a filling and is performed under local anaesthetic.
It is a multistep procedure which takes place usually over 2 -3 appointments. Sedative dressings and a temporary filling is used in-between visits which allows for normal tooth function. Once the pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned, it will be necessary to protect the tooth with either a filling or crown (cap).
The cost Melbourne clinics charge varies depending on the tooth that is treated and if a general dentist or endodontist is working on the root canal treatment. Additionally the price varies depending on the severity of the teeth and how badly the tooth’s pulp has become infected.
Lastly it also depends if the tooth is a single-rooted tooth or a multi-rooted tooth. And most dental plans cover a root canal treatment.
Undergoing a root canal treatment can be daunting for patients and usually saving a tooth is the best option.
However, if required a tooth extraction is an alternative to a root canal treatment and having it replaced with an implant bridge or dentures.