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Root Canals

A root canal is typically the best way to save a tooth that’s experiencing severe pain, abscesses or has nerve damage. Traumatic injuries or decay may also be to blame for a dying, abscessed tooth.

Man smiling in dental chairTreating Pain at the Source

Most people are surprised to learn that modern root canal treatment can comfortably ease the source of your chronic tooth pain. Thanks to the effectiveness of the numbing medication, you don’t have to worry about any discomfort. Since the nerve of the tooth is effectively removed, the tooth will no longer be able to feel any sensitivity.

Root canal treatment relieves tooth pain permanently, as the nerve is removed entirely. There will no longer be nerve tissue to relay sensations of pain, irritation or sensitivity.

What to Expect

Most endodontic treatments require three visits about two weeks apart. Since teeth typically have between 1-3 roots, the length of each appointment can vary. The tooth is numbed during each prep visit so that the only thing you’ll feel is a bit of pressure.

After your final treatment, a crown is placed over the tooth to allow you to bite and chew with it normally. The crown protects the weaker, non-vital tooth underneath (since the nerve tissues have been removed).

Are Root Canals Expensive?

Preserving your tooth with a root canal is a cost-effective way to invest in your smile’s health. Many people have a perception that endodontic treatment is expensive. However, we will make sure that you know about the costs involved ahead of time. Payment plans are available so that you can move forward with treatment without having to worry about the bill.

Reserve an Exam

Think you need a root canal? Contact Lara Family Dentist today to schedule an exam and X-ray to find out if endodontic therapy can save your smile.



Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


Root Canal Treatments Lara, Corio VIC | (03) 4224 3000