Root Canal Treatment in Geelong

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure which removes the nerve and blood supply of an infected tooth which is then filled with a medicament and a restoration. The aim of RCT is to save a tooth from being extracted. 

Most people prefer to save their natural tooth since they often function better than an artificial tooth. Your own teeth are usually stronger and more efficient for biting and chewing.

Why Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected root canals of a tooth, prevent reinfection and save your natural tooth. Your dentist may recommend this option to save your tooth if

 

Symptoms you may experience include pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, tooth discolouration and swelling or soreness in the gums surrounding the tooth.

To improve your chances of success, root canal treatment should be started as soon as possible.

If the pulp of the tooth is not treated quickly, severe pain and abscesses can occur. If the abscess is left untreated infection can damage the bone surrounding the root.

What Steps Are Involved In A Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment generally requires 2 – 3 visits, depending on the tooth affected.

Step 1. Removing Active Decay And Infection From Your Tooth 
In the first step the dentist will remove the cause of infection, whether it is an old filling, tooth decay or crack in the tooth. The pulp (which consists of the never and blood supply to the tooth) is then removed along with any pus and debris in the area.

Step 2. Shaping The Canals Of Your Tooth
To enable the dentist to fill your tooth effectively, the canals within the tooth root are shaped into smooth, hollow tunnels. These smooth surfaces do not allow bacteria to stay in the root cnala and cause reinfection of the tooth.

Your dentist will use small files of difference sizes as well as disinfectants and medication to clean out the canals. This step may need to be repeated several times depending on the extent of infection.

Step 3. Root Canals Are Filled
After your dentist is satisfied with the disinfectant stage and you are no longer experiencing symptoms the root canals are permanently sealed with a special long-lasting filling material.

Step 4. Making Your Tooth Functional Again
To ensure no bacteria from your mouth can leak back into the tooth, a large, well-sealed restoration is placed on the tooth. Usually any tooth which has required root canal treatment have sometimes lost considerable amount of tooth structure due to previous decay or cracks. A porcelain crown will provide the necessary strength and structure needed to maintain the function of your tooth.

*Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks, the clinicians at Dentists & Doctors will be happy to discuss all risks associated with any procedure prior to your treatment.

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What our Patients say...

Iren Palmer
Iren Palmer
28/11/2023
I am so grateful to Dr Matt for seeing me at such short notice when I had a dental emergency. He was kind, compassionate and explained everything that was going on in an uncomplicated way. He carried out the required dental procedure with gentleness and professionalism and I am now no longer in pain. I have definitely found my new dentist
LachieHope
LachieHope
23/11/2023
very professional and friendly staff.
Mary Kincaid
Mary Kincaid
23/11/2023
Highly recommend Dr Matthew and all the friendly staff at Dentists and Doctors.
Steven De Bono
Steven De Bono
20/11/2023
Professional care and consideration from Dr Mat & Team at Dentists & Doctors Geelong. Definently recommend them to anyone. Steve De Bono
Blue Pratt
Blue Pratt
02/11/2023
Dentist & Doctors is by far the best in dentistry in our area. They are amazing at dealing with any problem you may have and have given myself and my family the best dentist care we have ever received. Dentist and Doctors have the most amazing staff to help with any dental procedures you could ever need. They are very reasonably priced and really care for all of their patients. We have been attending Dentist and Doctors for several years now and have changed my opinion about Dentists altogether. I was always ashamed to smile but now that has completely changed. Asef and all of his staff offer the very best in quality service. Please don’t hesitate for the latest technology in dental care and the friendliest atmosphere you could ever imagine. Thankyou to Asef and all of his team as they are by far the best Dentist to have. Quality and kindness always. Regards JO PRATT & FAMILY.😁
David Gardner
David Gardner
01/11/2023
Dr Matt and Dr Asef make you feel very welcome to their Practice. Nothing is too much bother for them and they are more than happy to explain the procedures in detail and answer any questions you may have. I had 4 – 3 hour sessions to do the prep work and fit crowns to my very worn out teeth. I was made to feel very comfortable during those sessions with staged breaks along the way. The final results are amazing. My Good Wife Bon is very pleased with the end result too. Happy Wife, Happy Life! I highly recommend Dentists and Doctors Geelong to everyone for their ongoing Dental Support. The front desk Team are also very helpful and supportive. Nothing is too much bother for them in finding suitable appointment times and answering any billing enquires you may have. Thank you Matt, Anwar, the Dental Nurses and your lovely Support Team. Best wishes for a great ongoing future here in Geelong.
Mel Brew
Mel Brew
26/10/2023
Amazing service from Dr Pascale at the dentist. My son, who has severe anxiety, was made to feel very calm during a procedure. He was always told what was happening and always given a chance to stop. The ladies at the front desk have always been helpful and it doesn’t smell like a dentist! I recommend this place to those that have anxious children or are anxious themselves.
Tatiana Mata
Tatiana Mata
05/10/2023
Dr. Lina and Asef provided an excellent experience. Dr. Lina takes the time to explain the details of treatment plan. The staff are very professional and skilled, top to bottom. Cannot recommend them more highly Dentist &Doctors Thanks Tatiana
Lydia Swain
Lydia Swain
04/10/2023
Amazing Dentist. Dr Lina made me feel so incredibly comfortable and checked in on me constantly to make sure I was ohkay whilst she was removing my wisdom teeth in the chair. Along with the nurses that accompanied her. I felt I was in good hands the whole time. Nothing to fault from my experience. Highly recommend Dentists & Doctors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

Where are you located?

Our dental clinic is located at 19 Gheringhap St, Geelong 3220, VIC.

What payment options are available?

We have several payment options and plans available depending on your needs. To learn more call us on (03) 5221 9129.

How often should I be visiting my dentist?

For optimal dental health, we recommend visiting us for a regular dental exam and clean at least once, every six months.

What dental services do you offer?

At Dentists & Doctors, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive range of dental services – all under one roof!

Our services include:

Are emergency dental services available?

Yes, we also offer emergency dental care to help patients in dental emergencies. Please contact our team on (03) 5221 9129, for all after hour emergencies, contact our 

Geelong Dental Emergency Hotline – 0488 811 456 (SMS Only)

How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?
To assist our team, please SMS your full name & dental problem to 0488 811 456  

Geelong Dental Emergency Service was set up by Dr Asef Anwar and his team at Dentists & Doctors who wanted to provide additional care and support to the local Geelong community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To reduce the extra burden of dental emergencies on our local hospitals and Emergency Rooms, existing and new patients to Dentists & Doctors can contact our Dental Emergency Hotline (via SMS only) on 0488 811 456

A dedicated professional will be available to provide assistance and If required arrange your emergency dental appointment.

Our dental emergency services are accessible to residents of Geelong and the greater region.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have questions about our dental services? We’re here to help! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or browse through the list below for more information.

  • Where are you located?
  • What payment options are available?
  • How often should I be visiting my dentist?
  • What dental services do you offer?
  • Are emergency dental services available?
  • How do I contact Dentists & Doctors in a Dental emergency?