25 OCT 2021
Thinking of getting Laser Root Canal?
Many people used to regard the prospect of root canal therapy with trepidation – until the introduction of pain-free laser dentistry. A laser root canal gives you a painless experience during the procedure and a more comfortable recovery. Treatment and healing are also faster.
Laser root canal treatment uses a dental laser to vaporise infected tissue inside a tooth, which does away with the need for a drill and enables far greater precision and control that leaves your tooth cleaner.
When Root Canal Treatment Becomes Necessary
A root canal is often the only way to save a tooth that’s become severely infected through factors such as general decay, a crack, or an old filling. The procedure removes diseased tissue from dental pulp in the tooth root canal.
A key benefit of root canal treatment is that it avoids the need for tooth extraction followed by a tooth replacement such as a dental implant.
Without root canal therapy, there’s a risk of infection spreading from your mouth to other areas of your body, including vital organs.
Symptoms of a Root Canal Problem
A root canal may be necessary if you have symptoms such as:
- Severe or moderate toothache.
- Sore and swollen gums.
- Pimples on your gums.
- Darkening in colour of the tooth or gums.
- Oversensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks.
In some cases, there may be no obvious symptoms of a root canal issue.
Why Choose Laser Root Canal?
Laser is short for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser root canal is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a focused beam of light to remove damaged tissue in dental pulp – the soft centre of a tooth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue.
A laser root canal instantly relieves the misery of toothache in a painless, routine procedure that generally takes only a single appointment of about 30 minutes. Traditional root canal therapy often entails two visits of up to 90 minutes each.
A further advantage of laser dentistry for a root canal is that the greater precision of treatment preserves more of the healthy structure of the diseased tooth. A laser root canal also limits the need for anaesthesia and there will be none of the stress that comes with the use of a drill in your mouth.
After a laser root canal, there’s less risk of infection, and any minor discomfort can be eased with over-the-counter medication.
Laser Root Canal Cost
Just as no two teeth are exactly the same, the cost of a laser root canal also varies. Pricing depends on considerations like:
- Extent of infection.
- Which tooth is affected.
- How many roots the tooth has.
- Complexity of the procedure.
A laser root canal typically costs hundreds of dollars less than the alternative of tooth removal and replacement with a dental implant.
Pricing of pain-free laser dentistry at Laser Root Canal Treatment in Sydney starts from $950, and zero-interest payment plans are available to spread the cost to suit your budget.
Want to Know More?
If you think you may need a root canal, you can find out more about the costs, procedure and aftercare from Laser Root Canal Treatment. We specialise solely on advanced, pain-free laser dentistry to save teeth.