ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
It’s true, if you’re experiencing tooth pain, a root canal may be the only solution for bringing you the long-lasting relief you seek.
Root canals are recommended in the event of inflammation or if an infection has formed deep down in the roots of one or more of your teeth as the result of:
deep decay or an untreated cavity
a traumatic mouth injury that dislodges or moves a tooth
exposure of the dental nerve
clenching or grinding of the teeth
increased load on the tooth due to other missing teeth
Left untreated, bacteria can infect the pulp deep down in your gums and become so severe that the tooth actually needs to be removed.
Get proper treatment before it’s too late !
Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not painful -- they relieve the pain you are feeling that makes the root canal necessary in the first place -- and are a simple four-step process performed over two separate office visits.
Step 1 : Apply Anesthesia
Getting started, your dentist will ensure you’re as comfortable as possible by administering local anesthesia to numb the infected tooth. Once numbed, a small sheet of rubber or dental dam is placed around the tooth to isolate it from the others and keep it clean throughout the entire procedure.
Step 2: Remove Damaged Pulp
Next, your dentist will use specialized tools to access and clean the infected area, including any damaged pulp inside your tooth and around the root. Once the infected area is completely neutralized, any remaining bacteria is flushed out with water and antimicrobial solutions to minimize any future infections.
Step 3: Insert Filling
Now that the infection is cleared and your damaged tooth is clean and dry, your dentist will refill the open area with gutta-percha, a soft, malleable rubber-like material that acts just like your natural tooth pulp and then seal the opening with a temporary filling until you’re ready to come back for a permanent replacement.
What To Expect During The First Visit
What To Expect During The Second Visit
Step 4 : Attach Crown
During your next scheduled visit 2-3 weeks later, your dentist will insert a small supporting post inside the root chamber to increase tooth stability if needed and then complete your root canal treatment by attaching a permanent porcelain dental crown or other tooth replacement/restoration solution to the top of your tooth
That’s all there is to it.
Why keep suffering through nightmarish tooth pain when you can walk out that very same day completely pain-free, by making your old tooth feel brand new ?
Endodontic therapy and treatment eliminates infections, protects decontaminated teeth from future microbial invasions and provides soothing, long-lasting relief so you can finally be yourself again.
The fact is, tooth pain cannot be ignored away.
Every day you put off doing something about it, is another day of pain you can expect in your future. Even worse, the infection can spread to neighbouring teeth and eventually cause permanent damage to your teeth, gums and mouth.
So what does a root canal cost ?
The specific dollar amount your root canal will eventually cost depends on numerous factors, including:
The amount of diagnostics like x-rays and pulp vitality tests needed to diagnose and confirm the specific problem in the first place,
Which tooth is infected,
The overall condition of the tooth or teeth and
Whether or not an abscess has formed
Whether or not there is any other collateral damage to your surrounding tissue, gums and bone
Whether or not you need a crown to top off your tooth