Root Canal Treatment in Melbourne

Root Canal Treatment / Endodontics

A damaged tooth that has an inflamed nerve can be acutely painful and cause great distress. Our highly qualified root canal dentist in Melbourne will act promptly to provide root canal treatment in-house at our South Melbourne clinic.

Inflammation of the nerve within a tooth can be caused by:

  • Repeated dental work
  • Breakdown of fillings or crowns
  • Deep cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Extreme wear

When treating a root canal, we operate to the highest standards of endodontic treatment, so you can be assured we will restore your teeth to health. Our dental practitioners, hygienists, oral health therapists and dental surgeons have extensive experience in endodontic treatment and other general dentistry treatments to make your visit as comfortable as possible.

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If you require treatment for a root canal in Melbourne, please contact Dental on Clarendon to organise an appointment with one of our root canal dentists in Melbourne. Visit our contact page or call us on (03) 9690 3285 to enquire about endodontic treatment cost or ask any other questions you may have.

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment involves removing the pulp from the affected tooth’s inner cavity to treat an infection or prevent it from spreading. Once the pulp has been removed, your dentist will place a filling or crown to restore the external area of the tooth. It’s a straightforward procedure that causes little or no discomfort and can be completed within several visits to our South Melbourne clinic.

What Are the Symptoms that Indicate a Root Canal is Required?
  • Facial swelling
  • Swollen gum area
  • Unprovoked pain in the tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Sensitivity or soreness due to pressure, such as chewing or biting
  • Tooth loosening
What Causes a Tooth to Start Dying?
  • The breakdown of a crown or filling
  • Trauma
  • Deep cavities
  • Gum disease
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Extreme wear
  • Extensive dental work conducted on the tooth
What Happens During a Root Canal Treatment?
  1. Our root canal dentist in Melbourne will make an opening through the top of the tooth, going down towards the pulp chamber.
  2. Any injured or dead pulp found is removed and the root canals are irrigated and medicated.
  3. A temporary filling is placed into the opening at the top of the tooth to protect it between procedures. An alternative solution is that the tooth is left open to drain for a few days.
  4. The temporary filling is removed and the pulp chamber and root canals are cleaned and then filled.
  5. Our Melbourne endodontics dentist will advise you to book another appointment to have a crown placed over your tooth for extra protection and strength.
Why Should I Get a Root Canal Treatment?
  • This treatment can relieve pain and reduce inflammation, swelling and fever.
  • Infected teeth that are left untreated can cause abscesses to form that can cause bone tissue to deteriorate.
  • A root canal prevents infections caused by bacteria from re-occurring in the tooth’s pulp chamber.
How Much Does a Root Canal Cost in Australia?

The root canal treatment cost depends on various factors, such as how many canals have to be filled and if you need a crown put in. The average root canal therapy cost without a crown in Australia is usually between $2,000 and $3,400. A molar root canal involving three canals can cost up to $2,760 without a crown and up to $4,760 if a crown is required.

Urgent update for all our patients

As you are aware, the coronavirus is having a devastating impact on the health and wellbeing of people across the globe

Effective Immediately

Dental on Clarendon will be closed until further notice. As directed by the Australian Dental Association (ADA), dentists can only restrict treatment to urgent or emergency care only.

The ADA defines this as:

  • Severe toothache pain (on a pain scale of 1 to 10, a 5 or more that has lasted more than 24 hours)
  • New or recent swelling of your gums or face (within the past three to seven days)
  • Bleeding in your mouth that does not stop following tooth extraction or gum surgery
  • Tooth infection
  • Recent trauma, such as a broken tooth causing pain

If you are a current patient at Dental On Clarendon please call us on 96903285 and we will attend to your call as soon as possible.

We thank our loyal patients for their understanding during this difficult time, and we will be in contact with you upon our re-opening.

Wishing everyone the best of health – stay safe! The team at Dental On Clarendon