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Root Canal Perth Cost

We offer affordable root canal treatment in the heart of Perth. Our dedicated team of dental professionals is committed to providing comprehensive root canal treatment to address issues such as tooth decay, infection, and trauma

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Understanding Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure designed to save and restore a damaged or infected tooth. The procedure involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp from the inside of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root canal system, and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canal treatment is typically recommended when the pulp tissue becomes infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or trauma to the tooth.

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Got a Toothache?

A toothache can indicate an infection in the soft tissue at the centre of your tooth, known as the dental pulp. If the dental pulp has been damaged by bacterial infection or trauma, it can start to die and you could potentially lose the tooth if it is not addressed at an earlier stage.


We always try to save a tooth if we can. Discuss your options with one of our experienced root canal dentists in Perth, WA.


A affordable root canal procedure is a phone call away.

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Deep decay, trauma, gum disease, and enamel wear are just a few of the reasons you may need a root canal. Symptoms you may be experiencing at home range from prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, tenderness when biting, dull aching pain, or a pressure feeling. Although, sometimes an asymptomatic tooth may need root canal therapy.

Along with a clinical examination, a dentist can see by your x-rays if the dental pulp has been damaged by bacteria and a simple filling won’t fix the problem.

Your dentist will advise if a root canal treatment is your best solution, and will outline the treatment designed to save your tooth. This will generally involve removing the bacteria and sealing the tooth with a filling or a crown.

Despite its reputation, a root canal isn’t always painful, though local anaesthetic is normally used to make it more comfortable.

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The Process of Root Canal Treatment

  • Examination and Diagnosis

    The first step involves a thorough examination and diagnosis by our experienced dentists at My Implant Dentist to confirm the need for root canal therapy.

  • Anesthesia Administration

    Once the need for treatment is confirmed, local anesthesia is administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.

  • Access Opening

    The dentist creates an opening in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.

  • Pulp Removal

    Using specialised instruments, the infected pulp is carefully removed from the pulp chamber and root canals.

  • Canal Cleaning and Shaping

    The root canals are meticulously cleaned and shaped to eliminate any remaining bacteria or debris.

  • Filling the Canals

     After cleaning, the canals are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to seal them and prevent reinfection.


  • Tooth Restoration

     Finally, the tooth is restored with a dental filling or crown to strengthen and protect it from further damage.

What is Involved in a Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal procedure is usually performed over 2 to 3 appointments, depending on how many root canals the tooth has, or the degree of the tooth’s infection.


The first appointment involves accessing the root canal system through an opening into the tooth and removing the infected dental pulp. The root canal system is then cleaned and washed to remove any residual infection that may be hiding within the walls of the tooth. Finally, an anti-inflammatory and antibiotic paste is placed into the prepared canal and the tooth is left to heal.


The second appointment involves placing a filling into the root canal system to seal the tooth from becoming reinfected. The tooth will then subsequently be restored. Your dentist will let you know what type of restoration is best for your root canal treated tooth. This may vary from a simple filling to having a crown placed on it. You can enjoy up to 24 months interest-free, depending on the treatment you require.

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Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment offers numerous benefits for patients experiencing tooth pain or infection.

  • By preserving the natural tooth structure, root canal therapy helps maintain proper biting and chewing function and prevents the need for tooth extraction.
  • Additionally, root canal treatment alleviates symptoms such as toothache, swelling, and sensitivity, restoring comfort and function to the affected tooth.
  • With proper care and maintenance, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can last a lifetime, allowing patients to enjoy improved oral health and quality of life. 

How Much Does Root Canal Cost Perth ?

According to the national dental fee survey, the cost of root canal treatment in Perth ranges between $750 and $1,500. The cost may vary depending on factors such as the dental practitioner and specific treatment needs. The root canal is still one of the lengthiest and costly procedures.

Root Canal Type Approximate Cost
Front Tooth Root Canal $1,500 – $2,500
Molar Root Canal $1,800 – $3,500
Retreatment of Root Canal $1,500 – $3,000
Apicoectomy $2,500 – $4,000
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If you have a tooth extracted, you will need to install a replacement. Otherwise, your teeth will move out of alignment causing more trouble than you have now. 

Even though $750 to $1,500 sounds expensive, extraction and replacement might be much more expensive. In many cases the root canal is the cheapest, quickest and least-hassle option, with the best possible outcome in terms of preserving a healthy, functioning mouth.


FAQs About Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you should not experience any pain during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity after the treatment, which can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
The duration of root canal treatment depends on the complexity of the case and the number of canals in the tooth. In most cases, root canal therapy can be completed in one to two visits to our dental clinic.
Yes, you should be able to drive home after your root canal treatment, as long as you are not experiencing any dizziness or other side effects from the anesthesia. However, it is always a good idea to have someone accompany you to your appointment, especially if you have any concerns about driving afterward.
You can usually resume eating and drinking shortly after your root canal treatment. However, it is advisable to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the permanent restoration (such as a dental filling or crown) has been placed to protect the tooth from further damage.
You can usually resume eating and drinking shortly after your root canal treatment. However, it is advisable to avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the permanent restoration (such as a dental filling or crown) has been placed to protect the tooth from further damage.

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Contact our skilled dentists in Perth today to schedule an appointment for root canal treatment.
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