Endodontics or Root Canal Treatment Ballarat
Phone your Ballarat Dentist for endodontics or root canal treatments Ballarat. Also known as RCT and root canal therapy, endodontics is a branch of specialist dentistry concerned with the physiology and pathology of the human tooth including the dental pulp, root and peri-radicular tissues. This relates to diseases and injuries associated with the soft tissues in the hollow core of the tooth. Root canal treatment is the dental procedure that replaces a tooth's damaged and infected pulp with a filling.
Tooth-keeping is our focus and practice philosophy making molar tooth endodontics and premolar tooth endodontics common procedures amongst our dental services. Success rates for endodontic treatments are good and the treated tooth should last a very long time provided you maintain thorough dental hygeine and overall oral health. There are a couple of indications that could mean that you require root canal treatment including:
- Spontaneous and unprovoked pain
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods
- Swelling of gum around affected tooth
- Loosening of the tooth
- Facial swelling
If you have any concerns or symptoms such as those above, please make an appointment for a consultation with our Ballarat dentist, Dr Don Anderson.