A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million yearly. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is the pulp. A pulp is a blood vessel collection that helps build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the condition can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.
Our Procedure on Root Canals?
If you experience these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed, and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits, depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, the dentist will inform you at the time. Also, when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your regular routine.
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What happens after a root canal treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, we will send a record of your treatment to your restorative dentist. You should contact our office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion. Your restorative root canal dentist will decide what restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem occurs, however, we are always available to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will a root canal cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. Endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. Your assigned root canals dentist will consult you after the examination is done on your visit.