22 JUNE 2021
Save Your Natural Tooth with Pain-Free Advanced Root Canal Treatment
A root canal can save a badly damaged tooth, and advanced laser root canal treatment can do it painlessly with a routine procedure and fast recovery.
Laser root canal treatment is minimally invasive because it uses a focused light beam (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) to target infected or decayed tissue in tooth pulp – the most important part of a tooth, consisting of blood vessels, large nerves and connective tissue.
The procedure is so straightforward that it typically takes only about 30 minutes in a single appointment.
When You Might Need Root Canal Treatment
Unlike a traditional root canal, pain-free laser dentistry is done without a drill and gives your dentist greater precision and control over the procedure.
A root canal is often necessary to fix a cracked tooth or a tooth with deep decay. You may need a root canal to repair damage to tooth pulp caused by:
- Decay that has penetrated the outer layers of your tooth.
- A physical blow to a tooth.
- Repeated dental work on the same tooth.
Without treatment, a root canal disorder can result in a tooth abscess that can spread infection to other areas of your body, posing a serious risk to your overall health. If pulp is destroyed, it cannot regenerate, and the affected tooth will have to be removed.
Symptoms of a Root Canal Problem
The most obvious symptom of a root canal issue is pain, which can be moderate to severe, fluctuating over the course of a day. Other indications you might need a root canal include:
- Swollen and tender gums.
- Dark-coloured gums.
- Tooth discoloration – a sign that the nerve is dying.
- Oversensitivity to hot or cold drinks and food.
- Sore, swollen gums.
In some cases, there may be no apparent symptoms of a root canal problem.
Why Root Canal Patients Choose Laser Treatment
Many people with a serious tooth problem look to laser root canal treatment because of its many advantages over a regular root canal.
These benefits include:
- Instant relief from the pain of a diseased tooth.
- 100 percent pain-free procedure.
- Preserving more healthy structure of the affected tooth.
- Limiting the need for local anaesthesia.
- No distressing sensations associated with drill use.
After the procedure, you should get less discomfort and bleeding, and there’s less risk of infection. It’s a good idea to avoid sticky or crunchy foods for a while after treatment. Any minor discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medication.
In the longer term, it’s important to keep up a good routine of oral hygiene and get regular dental check-ups and professional cleanings.
Laser Root Canal Cost
A root canal can provide a more affordable alternative to having a tooth replaced with a dental implant.
The cost of laser root canal treatment varies in the same way that no two teeth are exactly the same.
Factors that affect laser root canal treatment include:
- Level of infection.
- Tooth position.
- Number of tooth roots.
- Complexities of the procedure.
Pricing at Laser Root Canal Treatment in Sydney starts from $950, with interest-free payment plans to spread the cost over several months from $35 a week.
Making Your Decision
If you have significant tooth decay, a dentist experienced in advanced tooth restoration can help you decide for sure whether a root canal or an implant is right for you.
If root canal treatment is your best option, it will also save you money as well as preserve your natural tooth – a laser root canal costs around $950 while a dental implant will typically set you back about $3,000.
Need help deciding which option is best for you? Give us a call and our friendly staff will be happy to help you out!