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Root Canal Treatments

Save Your Tooth with Pain-Free Root Canal Treatment


Dr Mo El Hazek

Dr Mo is a highly competent general dental practitioner with a special interest in root canal treatment. He has had extensive training in endodontics in Egypt where he practised as a specialist endodontist. With over 21 years of clinical experience overseas, Dr Mo has also been providing quality dental care in Australia over 7 years. Dr Mo usually sees patients by internal referrals for complicated root canal treatments.

Most of the root canal treatments are completed in 1 visit (stages 1 and 2) using endodontic rotary and thermal obturation techniques usually in one-hour appointment for molars. Treatment will be finalised with a permanent restoration and the patient referred back to your care for all ongoing treatment.

He does all the difficult tricky complex cases, retreatments, management of perforations, removal of separated instruments and periapical surgeries as well using all specific recent endodontic equipment. Dr Mo doesn’t charge specialist fees so the treatment is very cost effective for the patient.

Expert in using the endodontic microscope.

He graduated in 2000 and completed his masters in Endodontics in 2009.

Dr Mo is a member of the Australian Society of Endodontology and a member of the American Association of Endodontics. Dr Mo looks forward to building strong relationships with you and your patients through referrals.

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Root Canal Treatments Cheltenham

The term “root canal” might sound daunting, but this procedure is designed to be pain-free and effectively save teeth. In the past, a tooth with an infected nerve often had to be extracted.

However, modern root canal treatments are pain-free and effective, allowing you to keep your natural tooth.

Teeth have three layers:

  1. Enamel – The tough, outermost layer.
  2. Dentin – The middle layer.
  3. Pulp – The innermost layer, containing live tissue and nerves.

When to Receive Root Canal Treatment

Experiencing a toothache can indicate that you need a root canal treatment. This pain often indicates that the nerve inside your tooth is affected.

This often happens when:

  • Deep Cavities: Cavities reach the nerve, causing pain.
  • Cracked or Chipped Tooth: Exposes the nerve to bacteria.
  • Multiple Procedures: Repeated treatments stress the pulp.
  • Severe Decay: Extensive decay reaches the pulp.
  • Injury: Trauma damages the pulp.

Without treatment, these diseases can progress to severe infection and abscess formation, potentially resulting in tooth loss. If you experience persistent toothache, sensitivity, or gum swelling, consult your dentist promptly.

Root Canal Treatment Procedure

Depending on the seriousness of the illness, root canal treatment may require one to three appointments.

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Here’s how the procedure works:

  1. Accessing the Pulp Space: Your Cheltenham dentist will remove the infected tissue from the pulp space.
  2. Cleaning and Disinfection: The pulp space is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
  3. Sealing: The space is sealed with unique materials to prevent future infections.
  4. Crowning: A crown is placed on the treated tooth to restore strength and functionality.

With proper care, your treated tooth can last a lifetime.

Root Canal Treatments in Cheltenham

Root canals are renowned for being painful, but with advanced techniques, tools, and anaesthesia, they are often completed with minimal discomfort.

Our treatments are competitively priced and available without long wait times.

Call us on (03) 9583 5506 or make your appointment online.

We are at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a root canal treatment?

Endodontic therapy is the treatment of dental pulp and root canals in teeth when pulpal inflammation or necrosis has occurred or is suspected.

Why would I need a root canal?

You may need a root canal if you have a deep cavity, a cracked or chipped tooth, severe tooth decay, or an injury that has damaged the tooth’s pulp. Symptoms include persistent toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swelling in the gums.

What happens during a root canal procedure?

Your Cheltenham dentist will extract the diseased or injured pulp from the tooth during the process, clean and sanitise the surrounding tissue, and seal it using unique materials. A crown is usually placed on the tooth to restore strength and function.