Melville Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Treatment and Extractions

How can we help you?

Choosing a dentist in Melville presents many choices.

Dr Mostafa, Dr Yousr, Dr Aus and our team feel honoured that you are considering Melville Family Dental to care for your family. We welcome questions from our patients because we want you to feel confident in the dental care we provide. 

If your specific question is not on this list, we welcome you to get in touch, and a member of our team will be happy to help.

Root Canal Treatment and Extractions

Root canals are designed to get you out of pain, not to cause pain. Essentially, the root canal procedure should be the same experience for the patient as a filling appointment, only slightly longer. 

We make every procedure painless and comfortable by using gentle anaesthetic techniques to numb the tooth and nerve before we begin. Because the symptoms of an infected root canal cause inflammation and pain, patients have long associated the procedure with discomfort. We would like to reassure you that you will feel much better after root canal treatment.

Your Meliville dentist will use the latest titanium rotary endodontic instruments to reduce treatment time and provide greater accuracy. Rather than files, small, flexible rotary tips gently remove infected tissue and bacteria from the canals within the tooth.

Your dentist will then place medication to assist your body in the healing process. It is common to feel slight sensitivity for a few days as inflammation decreases. We will then arrange a follow-up visit to check healing and discuss reinforcing your tooth with the proper restoration. Typically, a dental crown will prevent your tooth from fractures.

For gentle root canal procedures from our experienced Melville Family Dental team, we welcome you to contact us. We treat dental emergencies.

Unlike most general and family dental clinics, Melville Family Dental is able to complete advanced oral surgery procedures in-house. Dr Mostafa sought additional training and experience in surgical procedures including dental implant placement and extractions.

At the patient’s request, we offer sedation dentistry to make the overall experience stress and anxiety-free. Oral sedation is our mildest method of sedation. We also offer IV sedation for more profound relaxation.

Our patients appreciate the convenience and comfort of having oral surgery in our Melville dental clinic with a clinical team who has the experience and gentle chairside manner necessary to make surgery a success – both emotionally and physically.

We even provide comfortable wisdom tooth extractions, when necessary. Since we welcome children to our surgery, we will monitor their growth and development through their teen years when wisdom teeth often begin to develop and become symptomatic.

If tooth extraction leaves a gap in your smile, we provide tooth-replacement options, including dental implants, bridges, dentures and implant-supported dentures, to complete your smile.

If you have a dental emergency or believe you need a painful tooth extracted, we welcome you to contact our Melville dental clinic to arrange an appointment.

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