Root Canal

Root Canal Dentist in Langwarrin

If a tooth is severely damaged or infected, you may require root canal treatment. Complete Orthodontics & Dental Care is a trusted root canal treatment dental clinic that can perform a root canal to help prevent you from losing your tooth. Our root canal dentist in Langwarrin will explain the root canal treatment steps and answer any questions you may have about the success rate and cost before the procedure.

Treatment Stages

  • Stage 1:Any infected nerve tissue inside the tooth’s inner chamber and the root canals that branch off from the chamber are removed.
  • Stage 2:Any remaining debris and bacteria in the canal is removed.
  • Stage 3:The root canal is filled and sealed with a material called gutta-percha.
  • Stage 4:The tooth is restored in order to prevent any fractures due to the tooth being weakened.

The Different Types of Root Canal Treatment 

  • Nonsurgical primary root canal treatment– The principal treatment carried out to manage tooth infection or inflammation.
  • Secondary root canal treatment– A second procedure that is performed if the issue was not resolved during the first procedure.
  • Apicoectomy– A microsurgical procedure where the infected tissue and the tip of the tooth’s root are removed, carried out when previous procedures were unsuccessful.
  • Pulpotomy– Performed on children to remove the nerve and diseased pulp from the crown of the tooth, while leaving the root nerve intact.
  • Pulpectomy– Mostly performed on children to completely remove the diseased pulp tissues from both the root and crown.


  • Do not eat particularly hard foods too soon after the procedure
  • Brush two times a day and floss once a day to prevent future infection
  • Schedule regular dental cleaning appointments to keep your teeth healthy

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Our root canal dentist in Langwarrin will use local anaesthesia to numb the area being treated to stop you from feeling any pain.

How Many Appointments Are Needed for a Root Canal Treatment?

It’s possible for a root canal to be completed in a single appointment, but multiple appointments may be required depending on complexity and whether a crown is also required.

Can Complications Arise During a Root Canal Treatment?

Occasionally, the procedure will not be completely successful and infection may set in again. This can happen due to remaining infected tissue, missed canals, canals that were not completely treated, and tooth fractures. However, this procedure has a 95% success rate, meaning the chances of experiencing complications afterwards are minimal.

Why Do You Need a Root Canal Treatment?

This procedure alleviates the pain a patient experiences due to a tooth root being infected. A root canal treatment is performed in order to save the infected tooth from being extracted.

How Do You Treat Infection After a Root Canal Treatment?

You will need to undergo another procedure to save your tooth. Our dentist will place a sealant over the root canal to prevent future infections from occurring.

What is the Recovery Period for Root Canal Treatment?

This will vary from patient to patient, but it usually only takes a few days to return to normal.

Make an Appointment at Our Root Canal Treatment Dental Clinic

If you’ve been wondering “is there an affordable root canal treatment dental clinic near me?”, contact Complete Orthodontics & Dental Care today. Call our clinic on (03) 8790 0155 to book an appointment with our root canal dentist in Langwarrin.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with a surgical or invasive procedure, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.