What Is A Root Canal?
Every year, approximately 14 million root canals are done. You may preserve your natural teeth and avoid the need for dental implants or bridges by undergoing this easy procedure!
There is pulp in your tooth’s core. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that aids in the formation of the tooth’s structure. Trauma to the tooth, severe decay, fractures and chips, or recurrent dental treatments may all lead to pulp infection. When the infection is present, it may cause apparent damage to or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to warmth or pain in the tooth, as well as gum disease.
Any of these symptoms will lead your dentist to suggest a non-surgical procedure to remove the damaged pulp. This damaged pulp is removed, and the root canal system is carefully cleansed and sealed to prevent further damage to it. Most of the time, local anesthetic is used, and the treatment may take one or more sessions. About 90 percent of the time, this kind of therapy is successful. Your dentist will let you know if your tooth is not receptive to endodontic therapy or if the chances of success are low at the time of consultation, or if complications arise during or after treatment. It is possible to eliminate pain using local anesthetic. In addition, nitrous oxide analgesia is available if needed. This means you’ll be able to drive home and resume your regular routine following your treatment.
After root canal therapy, what happens?
We’ll need you back for your final crown restoration once Dr. Voloshyna completes your root canal treatment. This appointment will be scheduled as soon as the root canal is complete. Your new and repaired tooth will live as long as natural teeth. In order to avoid additional deterioration, continue to maintain a healthy oral hygiene routine
Is there a cost associated with root canal therapy?
As a result of the degree of the damage to the afflicted tooth and which tooth is involved, the cost of this treatment may vary. Most endodontic treatments are considerably more affordable compared to extracting a tooth and replacing it with a prosthetic tooth.