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What are the effects of tooth loss?

It may be a mere coincidence that World Tooth Fairy Day follows World Toothache Day and that both fall in the same calendar month, but truth be told, toothaches can actually lead to tooth loss. It would seem, however that tooth fairies don’t care much for adults, and they seldom visit adults who have a tooth extracted and leave […]

What should I do if I injure my teeth over the holidays?

Dental injuries happen all of the time, but each year there is an observable spike in incidences of tooth and mouth injuries during the holiday season. Most cases occur in young people under the age of 15 and more commonly boys, with the leading causes being sports related injuries, vehicles accidents and assaults. Violent attacks […]

So is there really any difference in seeing a specialist dentist?

Unfortunately, the difference is not immediately obvious. So is there really any difference in seeing a specialist dentist? Well, in a word, yes. Newly qualified graduates in Dentistry, leave dental schools with a basic skill set. They can manage most general day to day dental problems. Dental specialists on the other hand concentrate on specific areas of dental […]

Do I need further treatment on my root filled tooth?

After the root canal treatment is completed you will need to return to your referring dentist so any temporary filling can be replaced with a permanent restoration. This will involve additional costs to you and is in addition to the cost of the root canal filling. The restoration commonly used on a root treated tooth is a […]

Can my tooth be saved with endodontic treatment?

Your endodontist will discuss with you, a realistic expectation of future success. In some cases, after careful consideration your endodontist may recommend extraction of a tooth. In such cases you will be referred back to either your referring dentist or a specialist in the relevant area to manage extraction of the tooth and, if appropriate, […]

How successful is root canal treatment?

How successful is root canal treatment? Do root canal restorations work?  When a tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected, root canal retreatment can often solve the problem.  There are several reasons why root canals fail, but by seeking initial root canal treatment from an endodontist you can reduce the risk of root canal failure. The ultimate reason why […]

How much does root canal treatment cost?

Costs will vary and will depend on which tooth is being treated. Generally, treatment on back teeth is more complex and time consuming and hence more expensive than treatment on front teeth. Front teeth rarely have more than one canal and the cost is therefore less for these. Costs range from $1200 – $2000 depending […]

Is root canal treatment painful?

With modern techniques and advances in local anaesthesia, the vast majority of patients report that they are completely comfortable and pain free throughout treatment. You may experience some discomfort or sensitivity for a short time after the treatment. If this does occur, it is usually well managed with over the counter analgesics