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Root Canal



If you don’t want a tooth extraction, there is another alternative to recover a badly decayed tooth: a root canal treatment. While it may sound scary, a root canal is a common procedure in restorative dentistry. Our dentists will do everything they can to make sure you’re comfortable before, during, and after your procedure. Why not visit us in our warm and inviting clinic in Ivanhoe, where our dental team will evaluate your condition and recommend the most suitable procedure?

Getting To The Root Of The Problem

Every tooth has its very own nerve and blood supply commonly referred to as ‘pulp.’ 

When these nerves get irritated and become very painful, it tells us that the pulp has become infected and/or is inflamed. Root Canal Treatment (RCT) will need to be performed to relieve the pain and save the tooth. This is done by removing all of the pulp inside the tooth.

We believe in preserving as many of your natural teeth as possible, which is why we recommend RCT. With successful RCT, your tooth is able to be saved and remain in your mouth for many years to come.

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If you have been advised to have a root canal treatment, contact Dentists of Ivanhoe today. With payment plans, after-hours appointments, and a clinic in a convenient location, you’ll feel at ease under our care. Contact us today and see why the locals in Heidelberg, Bellfield,Preston , Eaglemont and surrounding suburbs have chosen us as their preferred dentists.

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To arrange a consultation with our dentists in Ivanhoe, or for any enquiries, please call our clinic today.


Here are some frequently asked questions to get to know us better.

Your dentist will first assess the condition of the tooth nerve and use anaesthesia to numb the tooth and gums. Then, all the decayed matter and nerve tissue will be removed from the site. Lastly, the space will be filled and sealed to keep the tooth strong.

A root canal generally takes between two to three appointments to complete and is performed in-chair. While you may experience discomfort after a root canal, the procedure itself shouldn’t be too painful as dentists use local anaesthesia to numb the surrounding area.