Root canals are one of the most common dental treatments, with about 14 million performed each year. This straightforward procedure can help you keep your natural teeth and avoid the need for dental implants or bridges.
Pulp is located in the core of your tooth. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that aid in the formation of the tooth's surrounding structure. Trauma to the tooth, extensive decay, cracks and chips, and recurrent dental operations can all lead to pulp infection. Visible damage or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums are all signs of infection.
If you have any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical pulp removal. The wounded pulp is removed, and the root canal system is cleansed and sealed carefully. Local anesthetic is commonly used, and the procedure can be done in one or more visits, depending on the treatment needed. In around 90% of cases, this sort of treatment is successful. You will be notified at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes apparent during or after treatment if your tooth is not susceptible to endodontic therapy or if the possibility of success is low. To alleviate pain, we utilize local anesthetic. You will be able to drive home after your treatment and will most likely feel at ease resuming to your regular schedule.
When your root canal therapy is finished, your restorative dentist will receive a record of your treatment. Within a few weeks following our office's completion, you should contact them for a follow-up restoration. To protect your tooth, your restorative dentist will determine what type of repair is required. Complications from conventional endodontic treatment or microsurgery are uncommon in endodontic patients. However, if a problem does arise, we are always available to help. Continue to maintain good dental care to avoid further deterioration.
The need for a crown following a root canal is highly dependent on the tooth's location in the mouth—teeth in the back of the mouth, such as molars and premolars, are used more for chewing and thus require crowns, whereas incisors and canines, which are not used for chewing, do not always require crowns.
Our dentists may propose a crown to repair the tooth after a root canal. The need for one is determined by the position of the tooth in the mouth and the strength of the remaining tooth. Crowns will most certainly be required for teeth in the back of the mouth, such as premolars and molars. These teeth are more important for chewing, which necessitates a large lot of force.
The cost of this surgery varies based on things including the extent of the damage to the impacted tooth and which tooth is involved. Endodontic treatment is generally less expensive than tooth extraction and artificial tooth replacement.