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Root Canal Perth

Winthrop Village Dental is your trusted destination for efficient root canal therapy. Our experienced team provides gentle and precise treatment to alleviate discomfort and help save your natural tooth, ensuring your continued oral health and well-being.

Break Free from Tooth Pain

Need a root canal? At Winthrop Village Dental, we’re here to help. Break free from tooth pain and reclaim your smile with our root canal treatment. Our skilled team is here to help alleviate your discomfort and save your tooth from further damage. With compassionate care and advanced techniques, we’ll guide you through the process to provide relief and support for your dental needs.

What Is Root Canal?

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure designed to save a severely infected or damaged tooth. It involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp, which is the soft tissue inside the tooth containing nerves and blood vessels, and cleaning and disinfecting the interior of the tooth’s root canals.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

Root canal treatment is needed when the inner pulp of a tooth has become infected, inflamed or damaged. This procedure is essential to address these issues, as it involves removing the infected or damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the tooth’s interior, and sealing it to prevent further infection.

Signs root canal treatment may be needed include:

  • Severe and persistent toothache
  • Heightened sensitivity to temperature changes
  • Swelling in the gum tissue
  • Presence of a dental abscess

The Root Canal Process

The root canal process involves several steps to remove infected or damaged pulp from a tooth and preserve its structure. Here’s a brief overview of what happens during a typical root canal treatment:

Anaesthesia and Isolation

To ensure your comfort, the dentist will administer local anaesthesia to numb the affected tooth and surrounding area. In some cases, sedation may also be provided for relaxation.

The dentist places a rubber dam around the tooth to keep it dry and free from saliva during the procedure.

Access Opening and Pulp Removal

The dentist drills a small access hole in the crown of the tooth to reach the pulp chamber and root canals.

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

Cleaning and Shaping

The interior of the tooth’s root canals is cleaned, shaped, and disinfected to remove any remaining infected tissue and to prepare it for filling.


After thorough cleaning and shaping, the dentist fills the empty space inside the tooth’s root canals with a biocompatible material, usually a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha, to seal off the canals and prevent further infection.

Sealing and Restoration

The access opening in the tooth is sealed with a permanent filling or a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth.

In some cases, a dental crown may be recommended to provide additional support and restore the tooth’s function and appearance.


You may experience some mild discomfort or swelling after the procedure, but this can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will provide instructions for post-treatment care and any necessary follow-up appointments.

Expert Root Canal Treatment at Winthrop Village Dental

We offer expert root canal treatment to address a range of dental concerns. Whether you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity, swelling, or other signs of pulp infection or damage, our clinic is equipped with the expertise and state-of-the-art technology needed to perform root canal therapy effectively.

We prioritise your comfort and well-being, ensuring that you receive the highest standard of dental care to restore your oral health and maintain your beautiful smile. Experience high-quality and affordable endodontic treatment in Perth with us.


How to Prepare
for a Root Canal

Preparing for a root canal treatment involves a few simple steps to ensure the procedure goes smoothly:

Consultation and Review Your Medical History

Schedule an initial consultation with your dentist to discuss the need for a root canal. During this appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health, explain the procedure, and address any questions or concerns you may have.

Inform your dentist about your complete medical history, including any existing medical conditions, allergies, and medications you are taking. This information helps ensure the safety and effectiveness of the treatment.


Your dentist may take x-rays of the affected tooth to get a clear view of the tooth’s root canals and surrounding structures. This step helps in planning the procedure.

Discuss Anaesthesia Options

Talk to your dentist about the type of anaesthesia or sedation that will be used during the root canal. This ensures you are comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure.

Eat a Light Meal

On the day of your appointment, have a light meal before the procedure. This can help prevent discomfort or lightheadedness if the anesthesia causes temporary numbness.

Arrange Transportation

If you will receive sedation, arrange for someone to drive you to and from the dental office, as you may be temporarily impaired.

Plan for Rest

Depending on the complexity of the procedure and your individual response, you may need some rest after the root canal. Plan your schedule accordingly.

 Root Canal Cost Perth

The cost of a root canal procedure in Perth is typically $750, but it can vary depending on several factors, such as the tooth being treated and the complexity of the procedure. Dental insurance may also play a role in covering some of the costs. It’s best to consult with our root canal dentist in Perth for specific pricing information.

Root Canal Type Approximate Cost
Front tooth root canal $1100 – $1500
Molar root canal $1700 – $2100

Root Canal FAQs

Are there any alternatives to root canal treatment?

The only alternative way to remove the infection would be to extract the tooth. It is usually important to replace extracted teeth as a missing tooth often leads to follow-on negative impacts in the mouth. Replacing an extracted tooth often involves complex and more costly treatments such as dental implants or dental bridgework. For more information specific to your case, it is best to consult directly with our dentists.

Are there any possible complications with root canal treatment?

Some possible complications of treatment are pain and discomfort, loss of the tooth due to fracture, and others.

How do I know if I need to see a specialist for root canal treatment instead?

All dentists are trained to carry out root canal treatment, but specialist care may be recommended where needed. Your dentist will advise and provide a referral if you need to see a specialist endodontist for your tooth’s root canal treatment. ​

How successful is root canal treatment?

Your dentist will recommend root canal treatment only if there is a good chance it will last a long time. But as with all dental and medical treatments no guarantee can be given – each tooth and person is unique and there is always the chance of possible complications. Studies have shown the majority of root canal treatments to be successful. Usually if your painful tooth settles quickly after your first visit (within 48 hours of emergency removal of the infected pulp) the treatment continues uneventfully. Teeth for which root canal treatment was delayed and/or have developed chronic infections have a lower chance of success. Assessing the success of treatment requires review visits with x-ray checks to see if the bone around the tips of the roots are healing. ​

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Root canal therapy is a comfortable procedure and quite similar to having a routine dental filling placed. Local anaesthetic is given to numb the tooth. However, it is not uncommon to experience discomfort after the visit, but this is usually managed with over-the-counter analgesic pain medication. Discomfort can also last a day or two after treatment, especially if you originally presented with a painful toothache.

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What our patients say

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Love this practice. I visit Jake who is always very understanding of my nervousness about visiting any dentist. He talks me through each process and makes me feel at ease ensuring I am comfortable each time. This is my preferred Dentist, I won’t go anywhere else!

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We have seen multiple dentists at this practice and we are always very pleased with the service from them. The team are kind and gentle, with good attention to detail. Even though my wife had a tricky case, the dentist explained the treatment very patiently and worked hard to help her fix her problem. I highly recommend coming here for your dental needs!

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I booked in to have my wisdom teeth removed and was super happy with the whole process. I was very nervous to have it done but Dr Jake Mitra and all the staff were really great and made me feel very comfortable. Won't be going to any other dentists for now on!

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Thanks again Jake for once more restoring my teeth to as new condition. The work you do in my case is close to magic and I am making the effort here to record same.Your continued search to keep up with the most modern of dental approaches has certainly been to my advantage and will be of benefit to all your patients.

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I’ve been coming here for several years to see Dr Jake Mitra and the service and expertise is exceptional. Very friendly staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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Winthrop Village Dental

Address: Shop 22, 131 Somerville Boulevard, Winthrop 6150

Tel: (08) 9312 1388

Opening Hours:

Monday 8am – 5pm
Tuesday 8am – 5pm
Wednesday 8am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 7pm
Friday 8am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm


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