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To the left in the tab "About Endodontics" you will find exactly what root canal treatment is all about. In the "Conditions" and "Treatment" tabs should answer a little about why you have been referred to us in the first place.
For further information we welcome you to call and speak with our friendly telephone staff who are trained and well experienced in answering all your endodontic queries as well as discussing things like timing of appointments, what the experience will be like, the best way to get here from anywhere in Victoria and any payment advise.
If you are seeking information on dental trauma we urge you to call immediately on 03 9794 9677, as timing is imperative to saving your natural tooth following trauma.
For those patients who may be nervous about this procedure, we do offer to have the root canal treatment undertaken with the assistance of Nitrous Oxide Sedation or either General Anesthetic at a reputable private hosital. Please speak to our friendly staff regarding these options if you feel like this would be of benefit for you.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
Our endeavor is to preserve you natural dentition in the most conservative and comfotable means possible.
When you arrive at our surgery you will be invited to fill in a patient history form. Your treating endodontist will then check your medical history.
In order to diagnose your concern you will be asked to explain the history of your problem.
The Endodontist will then examine your mouth and in particular the tooth or teeth in question. Digital radiographs (X-Rays) and special test may also be required.
Once a diagnosis and treatment plan is determined, the endodontist will explain the treatment options available as well as the fee involved.
If possible, treatment will be commenced at the first visit. In the first stage of treatment the infection or cause of concern in your tooth will be addressed. A sedative restoration, and at times a stainless steel band, will be placed in order to allow the tooth to heal for a number of months.
You will then return for completion of the treatment. Completion of the treatment usually involves finishing the root canal filling as well as placing a cuspal overlay.
Most (but not all) root canal treated teeth will require a crown at some point in time after completion of the root canal filling. This is usually suggested to occur following your review appointment subsequent to completion of treatment. Your endodontist will advise.
After each treatment you will be given instructions on how to look after your tooth.
Written reports are always sent to your referring dentist detailing the treatment plan and result of treatment.
Please know we endeavour to treat all patients with the upmost respect and professionalism in the patients best interest. Know your rights Patient Charter of Rights
In order to expedite your first visit, we welcome you to print and complete the forms below and bring them with you to your first visit.
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