First, let’s take a look at the layers of the tooth. By understanding these layers, our patients can understand the extent of the damage to their tooth, if any.
Root fillings, also known as root canals, are done when the trauma has reached the deeper layers of the tooth, but the tooth itself is still salvageable.
Dr Pickup, Dr Bagshaw or Dr Thomas will scrape out the debris from trauma or the diseased tissues from the tooth and fill the canal with a tooth-coloured composite substance. This material will prevent further damage from tooth decay, and fill in the trauma from physical injuries.
Root canal treatment can avoid extraction when a tooth has become badly infected through decay or other damage.
Modern dental anaesthesia and advanced dentistry techniques minimise any discomfort during the root canal procedure.
With proper care, teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Root canal treatment becomes necessary after dental pulp has become infected and inflamed. This can be caused by problems such as:
Symptoms you might need root canal treatment include:
In some cases, there may be no apparent signs that you need root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is a virtually painless procedure that ends the misery of toothache while preventing tooth loss. It allows you to eat the foods you enjoy, and lets you smile with confidence.
It also eliminates the bacteria that caused the decay and inflammation. This prevents infection spreading to surrounding teeth and other areas of your body.
Root canal treatment costs
Root canal treatment is generally less expensive than the alternative of tooth extraction and replacement with a dental implant.
Root canal cost depends on factors such as:
Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.
Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.
Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.
At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.
Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown
That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!
We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge
From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.
Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.
In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.
Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.
I would like to thank all the staff and the Mr Pickup & Partners for the wonderful service that they provide. We live on the North West Coast of Tasmania and are more than happy to travel to Launceston for my wife to receive treatment. The professionalisim that they operate thier business is without doubt the best thier is. The prices they charge are fantastic. And as a plus they use gas to help ease thier patients nerves is a plus. Kepp up the great work. And as always it is a please to come to you. Will recommend you to all my friends.
The orthotrophic process for our 8-year old daughter has been very successful. It has resulted in excellent alignment and visible improvement in jaw structure
Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.
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Tuesday 8:15am – 5:15pm
Wednesday 8:15am – 5:15pm
Thursday 8:15am – 5:15pm
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