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Root Canal Treatment in Bentleigh East

If your tooth has become infected it may be possible to save it with root canal treatment. Using the most up to date and modern processes, Dr Kamal Raj has been providing painless root canal treatment to patients for over 30 years.

Why do I need root canal treatment?

If the pulp or nerve of your tooth has become infected it is only possible through root canal treatment to clean and remove this infection. Doing this will avoid (further) pain, infections  and abscesses. If left unchecked, the infection from inside your tooth can spill into the surrounding jaw bone and eat away at the bone.  This can sometimes lead to permanent bone loss and loss of teeth.

How much does root canal cost.

Depending on the type of tooth (incisor, premolar or molar) and number and complexity of the actual canals, the cost can be anything from $1200 to $1800. Once Root canal treatment is completed, it is recommended a crown be made to protect the tooth for further damage.

Can't I just have the tooth removed?​

Of course this is always an option. It must also be weighed against replacing the tooth. Sometimes saving the tooth is less expensive than having it removed. And sometimes you have no choice but to have it removed because even if root canal treatment can be performed, insufficient tooth remains to place a well made crown.

How long does root canal last for?

If done well and along with a dental crown that seals the tooth it should last many decades.However, a root canal tooth is more prone to fracturing than a normal tooth and care must be taken.

Thinking you might need a root canal. Call us on 9570 5188 or book online to speak with Dr Kamal Raj.
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