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Laser Root Canal (Endodontics)

One-Visit Laser Root Canal from $550.
Our methods are pain free and can even be completed in as little as 30 minutes.

When the innermost part of a tooth (the pulp) becomes badly decayed,  infected or damaged a laser root canal treatment can be carried out to save your tooth.

Our dentists at Paramount Dental Sydney have performed thousands of laser root canal treatments and have a proven track record in saving teeth from extraction. 
 

SYMPTOMS OF A DAMAGED ROOT CANAL

  • A dull ache or severe pain in the roots and gum

  • Pain or ache when biting down

  • Swelling in the gum surrounding the infected tooth or teeth

  • A discoloured spot on the gum where puss may excrete, causing a bad taste in your mouth

Laser Root Canal
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CAUSES OF A DAMAGED ROOT CANAL

There a few basic reasons for root canal damage:

  • Decayed teeth, often a result of poor oral hygiene

  • Repeated procedures to the tooth

  • Teeth that are cracked, chipped or broken which has allowed an infection to enter the pulp of the tooth

  • Other non-visible damage to the tooth caused by injury or trauma

 

ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE

How many visits to the dentist for a damaged root canal

Usually a laser root canal procedure can be done in one visit, but in some cases it may require a follow up.

How long does a laser root canal procedure take?

About 30 minutes.


ONE-VISIT LASER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

The following video outlines a laser root canal treatment using animation to give you a greater understanding of the procedure.

  1. A local anaesthetic is given to numb the tooth.

  2. A hole is created in the crown of the tooth using laser, which allows the dental technician access to the root canals.

  3. The infected pulp is removed.

  4. The infected area is cleansed to prepare for a root canal filling.

  5. Root canal filling is put in place.

  6. Your tooth is sealed and a permanent crown is placed on the tooth.

TWO-VISIT LASER ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

If the infection in your tooth cannot be properly cleansed in one visit, a temporary crown will be placed on the tooth.

After several days you will need to revisit us for the procedure to be completed. During this final procedure we will:

  1. Remove the temporary crown.

  2. Cleanse the infected area a second time to clear any remaining infection and prepare for a root canal filling.

  3. The root canal filling is put in place.

  4. Your tooth is sealed and a permanent crown is placed on the tooth.


AFTER PROCEDURE CARE

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT & TEMPORARY CROWN

  • Minimise forceful chewing around the affected area.

  • Brush your teeth twice daily, but don't brush too vigorously.

  • Floss as normal however but avoid the area surrounding the crown.

  • Use a mouth rinse several times a day to keep your mouth clean.

  • If your pain worsens or the crown comes loose, please don’t delay contacting us.

ROOT CANAL TREATMENT & PERMANENT CROWN

  • You may experience some inflammation of the gums. If so, you can control this with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen.

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PREVENTION

  1. Good oral hygiene is the best way to prevent decay and infection, such as brushing twice daily and flossing once a day. Check our Oral Hygiene Tips for more detailed advice and techniques.

  2. To prevent decay and infection from cracked, chipped or broken teeth be sure to book a checkup or consultation here at Paramount Dental Sydney to ensure the situation doesn’t get any worse


COST

From $550
Several factors can vary and increase the cost of treatment, including:

  • The position of tooth in your mouth

  • The amount of nerves in the tooth

  • The curvature of the roots of the teeth

  • The degree of difficulty during the procedure

  • If decay or infection is worse than first thought; there are some things we cannot see until we take a look inside

  • If you require follow-up treatment


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