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Root Canal Brisbane Cost

Our highly skilled dental team are experienced in performing root canal treatments, and have helped many patients restore their dental health and relieve their pain.

What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment in Brisbane QLD is a procedure used to save a tooth that has been severely damaged or infected. The procedure involves removing the damaged or infected tissue from inside the tooth and then simple filling and sealing the tooth.

Why Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp or blood supply of a tooth becomes infected or damaged. The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels. It is located in the tooth’s centre and extends from the top to the root. The root is the part of the tooth that is anchored in the jawbone.

When the pulp is damaged, it can become infected. It can happen due to decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, or a deep cavity. If you don’t treat the infection, it can spread to the bone and other tissues around the tooth. This spread can cause abscesses or pus-filled pockets to form in the mouth. Abscesses can be very painful and can lead to serious health problems.

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Affordable Root Canal Treatment

Moorooka Dental Care is the place for affordable, high-quality root canal treatment. Our experienced dentists can help treat your toothache and make it a thing of the past. 

Visit our dentists in Brisbane at Moorooka Dental Care if you are experiencing tooth pain that is not relieved by standard treatments.


Frequently asked questions

While the Root Canal Treatment has been around for many years, there are still many questions that patients have about the treatment process. In this response, we will address some of them below.

How much does root canal treatment cost in Brisbane?

The cost of root canal treatment procedures can differ depending on the severity of the damage or infection and the type of treated tooth. Generally, root canal treatment for a molar (back tooth) costs more than root canal treatment for a premolar (front tooth). The cost also varies depending on whether a dentist or an endodontist in Brisbane is doing the canal procedure.

With dental insurance, your insurance company can cover part or all of the cost of dental root canal treatment. But, you should still consult with your insurance company to be sure.

If you don’t have dental insurance, or if your insurance doesn’t cover the cost of root canal therapy, you can get help from a dental school or a community dental clinic. Dental schools and community dental clinics provide dental care at a reduced 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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Pricing is indicative only of an average cost. Pricing can vary depending on the medical condition and requirements of the patient as well as the materials used.

Does dental insurance cover root canal treatments?

Most insurance plans do cover about a portion of the cost of a root canal treatment. The amount covered will vary based on the insurance plan. Some programs may cover the entire procedure cost, while others may cover just a portion.

Root canals are typically considered necessary so that most insurance plans will cover at least a portion of the cost. Considering having a root canal? Consult your insurance provider to see their coverage.

How is root canal treatment performed?

The first step in root canal treatment is to access the inside of the tooth. The dentist removes the tooth’s crown (the tooth’s visible part above the gum line). Next, a rubber dam (a small rubber sheet) is placed around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva during the procedure.

Once the tooth is accessed, the next step is to remove the infected pulp from your tooth. It is done by making small openings in the tooth and carefully removing the pulp with special instruments. Once the dentist removes the pulp, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected.

The next step is to fill the tooth. The dentist places a rubber-like material (gutta-percha) into the tooth and the dentist seals it with dental cement.

The final step is to place a new crown on the tooth. The crown is necessary to protect the tooth and restore it to its standard shape and function.

Root canal treatment is usually a successful procedure. However, in some cases, the tooth may become infected again. If this happens, another root canal procedure may be necessary.

Do you always need a crown after a root canal?

No, you do not always need a crown after a root canal. Only about half of the time is a required crown following endodontic therapy. The decision to place a crown after a root canal is based on several factors. It includes the extent of the tooth’s damage, the location of the tooth, and the biting force on the tooth.

If the damage to the tooth is extensive, you may need a crown to protect the tooth from further damage. If the tooth is in the mouth area that experiences a lot of biting force, the dentist may recommend a crown to help keep the tooth from breaking.

While a crown is not always needed following a root canal, it is essential to discuss your treatment options with your dentist to make the best decision for your smile. Check out tooth crown cost to learn more.

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Sensitivity to Hot and Cold

If you have a tooth sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, it could signify that you need root canal treatment. This happens as a result of an inflamed nerve inside the tooth.

Severe Tooth Pain: If you’re experiencing severe tooth pain, it could be a sign that the nerve inside the tooth is infected. This is usually the result of a deep cavity.

Tooth Discolouration: If you notice that a tooth has become discoloured, it could signify that the nerve inside the tooth is dying. This is usually caused by infection.

Swollen Gums: Swollen gums around a tooth may indicate that the tooth’s nerve is inflamed. Tooth infection and gum disease is usually the main cause of swollen gums.

Chipped or Cracked Tooth: Chipped or cracked teeth can signify a damaged nerve inside the tooth. This is usually the result of an injury. You must be active because it is often treated as an emergency.

What our patients say

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I had the most amazing experience. I was nervous about my dental treatment but when I got here they explained it to me and I was put at ease. The work done was amazing and I won't hesitate to return to this clinic. Dr Zaheer and his team were very professional and caring.

I also found his front desk staff Fatimatu and Frances to be very friendly and caring. I would highly recommend this clinic.

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I had my best dental practice at Moorooka Dental Care! I was very afraid to go to the dentist before I came to this practice. I had a really good experience at this clinic.

Dr Linh was wonderful. She explained the whole treatment and answered all my questions. I also met Frances the receptionist. She was very friendly and made me feel welcome. I had an amazing experience and highly recommend Moorooka Dental Care.

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The whole team are such a lovely bunch of people! Dr Tina and Casey (I think it's Casey.. correct me if I'm wrong) work so well together and had me laughing before and after my dental work. Everyone is really kind here, from owner to reception staff. I know I'm in good hands when I visit 🙂

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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This is my first time ever to have a positive comment about a dentist.
I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.


What is Endodontics Treatment in Perth?

Endodontics Perth is a branch of dentistry that deals with diagnosing and treating problems related to tooth pulp. The tooth pulp is the tooth’s innermost layer that contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, making teeth vital. When the pulp becomes damaged or infected, it can cause severe pain and/or tooth loss. Endodontists are specially trained to diagnose and treat these problems.