Root Canal Mount Gambier

A root canal treatment where your comfort is prioritised

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Your root canal procedure – swift and assuring

An infected pulp in your tooth – the main reason for root canal treatment – can cause life-halting pain. However, mention ‘root canal therapy’ to anyone and they’ll likely wince in empathy, volunteering anecdotal negative experiences.

Fortunately, at Illumident Mount Gambier we do things best-in-class – we’ll relieve your pain promptly, you’ll be treated with the gentlest of hands, and our payment plans are as equally gentle on your budget.

Step-by-step to a pain-free tooth – our root canal procedure

Step 1

During your consultation we’ll administer pain relief first, take a diagnostic x-ray of your tooth, then administer a local anaesthetic to relieve and numb the area. We’ll then isolate the tooth using material placed over the top of it, and remove any existing damage or bacteria.

Step 2

Very gently, we’ll then carefully and thoroughly remove the infected pulp, remove and disinfect the inner canals of the tooth and then fill these with a rubber like material called gutta percha.

Step 3

To seal your tooth we’ll apply a composite filling material. If your tooth originally had extensive damage, a crown will be applied at a subsequent appointment. Your tooth is now fixed, pain-free and ready to use once again.


Root canal cost,
from $1400

DentiCare allows you to spread out the cost of your dental treatment into comfortable, interest-free payments. Plans range from $250 to $12,000. You can decide on your payment plan details, including the deposit, and how much and how often (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) you pay.
Smile now, pay later. TLC (stands for Total Life Credit) lets you borrow up to $50,000 to get those pearly whites you’ve always wanted. The process is quick and stress-free. Once your application is approved, funds are paid directly to your bank account. Easy!
With Afterpay you’ll never pay interest and there are no additional fees when you pay on time. Afterpay also offers smart spend limits to ensure you never bite off more than you can chew.

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With our easy finance options, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted and pay for it at a pace that’s convenient for you.
All major health funds accepted and on-the-spot rebates available.
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Retain your natural tooth with our comfort-focused root canal treatment

Feel better, fast
Our practice schedules emergency treatment windows every day – so you’ll never have to wait too long to be seen for potential root canal therapy.
Luxury everywhere
We’re renowned for our plush, uber-comfortable clinic, and our patient pampering extends to our dentistry. You will always feel taken care of, with us.
Experience counts
A root canal procedure requires experienced, precise and reassuring hands. Our dentistry team is highly skilled, with several decades of our experience ensuring your swift recovery.

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Your root canal therapy questions, answered

What is a root canal?

Root Canal treatment is a dental procedure performed by a dentist or endodontist during which a damaged or infected tooth pulp is removed from the tooth, following a diagnostic x-ray. The tooth’s canals are then cleaned, filled and sealed to prevent further bacteria from causing infection. This procedure is used to save the tooth – ensuring it can remain in the mouth.

How long does a root canal take?

This is case dependent, but up to two standard appointments are typical per tooth.

How much does a root canal cost?

Our root canal treatments start from $1300 and can be paid for using our finance options if required.

What are the signs you might need a root canal?

Toothache, sensitivity to hot and cold food/drink or when eating generally, localised pain, swelling of the gums or face, a loose tooth, abscess or pus. An x-ray following a visit to your general dentist will confirm this.

What causes a root canal treatment to be needed i.e any tips on how to avoid root canal treatment?

Prevention is always better than cure – so keep your six-monthly check-up and clean appointments, see your dentist if you experience any type of trauma to your teeth, if you experience toothache or sensitivity, notice cracks in your teeth, or if you receive feedback that you’re grinding your teeth at night. These circumstances can all lead to infection of the root canal.

Is a root canal treatment painful, and are there any risks involved?

A root canal infection and the consequences if left untreated (further infection, tooth loss, bone loss) are certainly more concerning than the root canal procedure itself. The latter involves pain relief and numbing via local anaesthetic of the area, so whilst you won’t experience pain during the treatment, you might experience some discomfort or swelling afterwards, which can be relieved by over the counter medication. As with all dental procedures – follow your dentist’s aftercare advice.

Address your tooth pain swiftly, and comfortably through delicate root canal treatment at Illumident.

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