Root Canal Therapy saves a tooth where the pulp or inside of the tooth is infected or has died.
Root canal treatment (endodontics) restores and improves natural teeth where internal tooth damage has occurred. This is a straightforward, comfortable process to give you strong and healthy teeth.
Take piece of mind that Dr Clubb has extensive experience and has undergone additional training in the field of endodontics, to give you the best and most effective outcomes. Endodontics restore and improve damaged teeth that in the past may have required removal.
The process involves cleaning and sealing the internal structure of the tooth. Then a crown is fitted over the tooth to give it long term protection and to help make it stronger. Our endodontic treatment is quite simple with little or no discomfort involved. The process may require two or three dental visits. The results are excellent and you will enjoy the improved use and appearance of your natural teeth for years to come.
The cost of Root Canal Therapy varies based on the tooth's complexity ranging from $700 to $1,800. A written quote is always provided before starting Root Canal Therapy so costs are never a surprise. This amount is rebated through your Private Health Insurance and you only pay the balance. The amount rebated will depend on your Health Insurer and your level of cover.
Are there alternatives to Root Canal treatment?
Without treatment, the internal structure of the tooth will continue to become infected to the point where it may lead to severe pain and swelling or require removal. The missing tooth would need to be replaced with an implant, bridge or partial denture to restore chewing function and to prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.
Endodontic treatment is usually the most effective long-term option for maintaining and protecting your natural teeth.
Do I need a crown as part of my treatment?
After receiving endodontic treatment to repair internal tooth damage, we strongly recommend a crown to strengthen and secure your tooth for years to come and ensure the best possible level of success of your endodontic treatment.