Acacia Dental Group Explains When Root Canal Treatment in Canberra Can Be Recommended

Acacia Dental Group, a dental practice in Phillip, ACT, Australia, wants to inform people that when only a portion of the tooth is damaged, the remaining tooth can be preserved through root canal treatment. On the other hand, if the tooth is badly damaged or decayed and can no longer be saved through root canal therapy, the recommended option is to extract the tooth and have it replaced with a dental implant that is inserted into the jawbone. Meanwhile, a root canal can be the best treatment for relieving pain due to infection while at the same time offer the opportunity to save the tooth as long as it has not been severely damaged beyond repair.

Dr. Sirisha Yalamanchili from Acacia Dental Group explains, “As a conscientious Woden dentist, we always do everything in our power to preserve your natural teeth before considering any other options. It is true that a root canal treatment means that your tooth is not technically alive anymore. However, it does mean that it will stay put and you can keep your beautiful smile perfectly intact.”

Root Canal Treatment

It is important to remember that inside the root of each tooth is the pulp, which is a mixture of blood vessels and nerves. When a tooth is infected, the pulp is also affected by the infection. It should also be noted that the pulp is essential during tooth growth and development. Once a tooth is fully matured, it is able to survive without the pulp. In root canal treatment, the infected pulp is removed and the space is filled with a sterile and permanent filling. It is essential to get rid of the infected pulp because an infection that is not treated can result in an abscess and the infection can spread to other parts, such as the jawbone. There are a number of reasons why root canal therapy is needed. These include: severe tooth decay; a broken crown or cracked tooth; repeated dental procedures; gum disease; cracked or loose fillings; and trauma to the tooth.

On the other hand, if the tooth is severely damaged or decayed and can no longer be saved, the tooth has to be extracted and then replaced. A dental implant can be used to replace the tooth that has been removed. When more than one tooth is missing, a full implant-supported bridge or implant-supported denture that appear and function like natural teeth can be used.

It is important to remember that before undergoing the dental implant process, the patient will have to be subjected to a comprehensive examination. Acacia Dental Group will make sure that each patient will get the best possible treatment based on specific needs. They will conduct a preliminary radiographic exam that will allow a complete review of the oral health, circumstances, and concerns of each patient. Specifically, they will use a cone beam CT scan that will enable the dentist to determine the bone height and density in the area where the dental implant will be placed and ensure that it is appropriate for the procedure.

Founded in 1989, Acacia Dental Group is a privately-owned dental practice that has been providing family dentistry services to the Woden residents and in surrounding areas for more than 32 years. It is run by husband and wife Dr Mallik Prasad Yalamanchili and Dr. Sirisha Yalamanchili with the mission of providing the best possible dental care at a competitive price. Their ultimate goal is to help people keep their teeth and gums healthy. Dr. Mallik has more than 20 years of dental experience and has obtained specialized training in orthodontic braces, dental implants and Invisalign dentistry, and is capable of handling all kinds of cases, even the most complicated ones.

People who are interested in family dentistry services, including emergency dentistry, can check out the Acacia Dental Group website, or contact them through the telephone or via email. They are open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, from Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays.


For more information about Acacia Dental Group, contact the company here:

Acacia Dental Group
Sirisha Yalamanchili
(02) 6281 2222
Suite 14, Level 2, Gadal Chambers, 48 Corinna St, Phillip ACT 2606