Melville Family Dental

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

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Dr Lidia and her team are looking forward to meeting you at Melville Family Dental to care for your family.

You may have questions, we can answer on this website. However, we are always happy to listen to your specific questions and answer them on the phone or per email.

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.

Only the thought of tooth extractions can be scary! Lucky enough, Dr Lidia and her team have the skills and experience to preserve your teeth. When an extraction is still required, we have the experience and technology to get you through it in the least painful way and at your pace.

When we examine your teeth, we explain to you, what our findings are, how we recommend to proceed, and what the different steps will be. We listen to your worries, and with the range of possibilities, we provide, we find the best way to get through this procedure together.

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.

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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