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Root Canal Treatment In Lara

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What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment is a procedure which helps to repair an infected or dead tooth which has been damaged due to decay, trauma or gum disease.

During root canal procedure we remove the infected or dead nerve inside the tooth which is causing pain or infection. Having a root canal treatment allows us to save a dead tooth which would have otherwise needed to be removed.

What happens if I leave an infected or dead tooth in my mouth?


Infected teeth are often painful and leaving an infected tooth in your mouth can often lead to unbearable, radiating or throbbing pain.


Along with a dead tooth, there is associated infection. As this infection grows, it may result in a swelling of your gums or face.

Damage to surrounding tissues

Leaving an infected tooth inside your mouth can result in the associated gums and bone becoming further infected which will result in an abscess, swelling and pain.

What are the signs that I need a Root Canal?

Root Canal Treatment is often required when decay or fracture of your tooth reaches the nerve. Once bacteria infects your nerve it may cause severe pain. 

Here are some signs to watch out for :

  • Severe pain in the affected tooth which may travel to the head, neck, ear or eyes
  • Sensitivity to extreme temperatures such as hot and cold with lingering pain lasting for more than a few seconds
  • Discolouration of a tooth
  • Swollen face or gums
  • Pain on applying pressure to the tooth during chewing
  • Waking up/not being able to sleep due to throbbing pains

What is the Root Canal Procedure?

A root canal treatment usually consists of 3 appointments spaced 1-2 weeks apart. This allows for a few days of draining to fully cleanse the canal and for medication to have its full effect.

Step 1

During the first appointment we begin by creating a hole through the crown of the tooth into the canals where the nerves and infection is present. Infection and dead nerves are then removed with specialized equipment and the roots of the teeth are thoroughly cleansed and medicated ready for the next step.
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Step 2

During the second appointment the canals of the tooth are further cleaned to ensure no infection is left behind. The canals of the tooth are also widened and shaped to allow for a root canal filling.

Step 3

During the second appointment the canals of the tooth are further cleaned to ensure no infection is left behind. The canals of the tooth are also widened and shaped to allow for a root canal filling.
It is important to remember that Root Canal Treatment is PAIN FREE. During all appointments, local anaesthesia will be given to ensure you have a comfortable and pleasant experience.

What happens after Root Canal Treatment?

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Once root canal treatment is completed, the tooth should be both:
Although the tooth no longer has active nerves, it can still be used like a normal tooth within your mouth.
Once the root canal treated tooth is stable, it is very important to have a crown placed on top. This is to:
  • Prevent the tooth from fracturing as its foundation is weakened during treatment.
  • Prevent further infection through the crown of the tooth.

What is the cost of Root Canal Treatment?

As a guide, root canal treatment starts at around $1000 and can go up to around $2000.

Although we aim to keep our costs as low and uniform as possible, the cost of Root Canal Treatment varies from person to person and is based on several factors. This includes :

The position of the tooth in the mouth

The number of roots and canals within the tooth

The number of appointments required to clear infection

What to Expect During a Root Canal Treatment in Lara?

1. Comprehensive examination/ X-ray

If your Lara dentist diagnoses that you may need a root canal, x-rays will be taken or existing x-rays will be examined to see where the decay and infection is located

2. Anaesthesia

Local anesthesia is administered to the affected tooth. We want to stress that this process is PAIN FREE.

3. Pulpectomy

A small opening is made through the infected tooth and the infected pulp and nerve is removed. This will stop both infection, pain and swelling.

4. Shaping

The canals within the tooth are shaped and cleaned ready to be filled.

5. Filling

The root canals that have been cleaned and shaped are filled and sealed to prevent further infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

The price of a root canal varies from person to person based on a variety of different factors such as the position of the tooth in the mouth and the difficulty of the procedure. The cost of a Root Canal in Dazzling Smiles Dental Lara can range from $1000 to $1800. At Dazzling Smiles, we are upfront about all our treatment costs and can give you an exact quote during your first consultation.

Depending on your level of cover with your chosen insurance company, a certain percentage of the root canal cost is covered by your rebate. This can be anywhere from 20% to 60%.

Root Canal Treatment is required when the nerve of a tooth is either infected or dead. Infection of the nerves most often results from decay within the tooth or trauma. This infection most often leads to pain and swelling until the infection is removed or the tooth is extracted.

The number of appointments required for Root Canal Treatment in Lara varies person to person depending on the difficulty of the tooth. In most cases at least 3 appointments are required which are generally spaced 2 weeks apart. All infection and pain ceases after the very first appointment.

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