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Root Canal Treatment Explained

Root canal treatment, also called endodontic treatment is a procedure performed in order to save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. It is usually required when decay or a deep filling causes the nerve of the tooth to become inflamed and die.   The root canal treatment is usually completed over one […]

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Root Canal Re-treatment Explained

Occasionally, teeth which have undergone root canal treatment can become infected. This usually happens when there is further decay after the root canal treatment is completed, or sometimes when there was a problem with the initial treatment. Bacteria can pass from the decay past the root canal treatment and cause an infection in the bone […]

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What is the Difference Between an Endodontist and a Dentist?

Specialised equipment required for root canal treatment

An Endodontist is a specialist in root canal treatment, and usually restricts their practice to root canal related treatments. Dentists are very skilled at a wide variety of treatments to help keep your mouth healthy, and are also able to perform root canal treatment. Some dentists have an interest in root canal treatment and may […]

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What is an Endodontist?

Endodontists, the root canal specialists

An Endodontist is a registered specialist in root canal treatment. Only someone who is recognised by the Dental Board of Australia as having the necessary skills and knowledge to specialise in this field can be registered as an Endodontist. In order to become an Endodontist, a qualified dentist must undertaken three years, full time advanced […]

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Apicectomy Explained

An apicectomy is a procedure normally performed by a root canal specialist. It is designed to help keep a tooth that might otherwise require extraction. Often this procedure is performed when root canal treatment has already been carried out, but there is still some sign of infection associated with the tooth.   This procedure involves […]

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What Happens During a Consultation?

What happens at endodontic consultation

At your root canal treatment consultation, we collect a thorough medial history, take x-rays and perform some simple tests to ensure we have a good understanding of what treatment may or may not be required. We can then discuss various endodontic treatment options available to you and make sure you understand all your options. You […]

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Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Over the years, root canal (endodontic) treatment has developed a bad name when it comes to stories about how painful the procedure is. As root canal treatment specialists, we tend to see the most difficult cases and on occasions, patients are already in some level of discomfort when they are referred to us. As a […]

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How Much Does Root Canal Treatment Cost?

Naturally, the cost for root canal treatment varies from place to place and according to the specific procedure. As a general rule, having a root canal treatment performed by an Endodontist will be more expensive than having it done by a general dentist. For more information on Endodontists, click here. Of course it is impossible […]

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