Non-Surgical Root Canals
If you have experienced pain while chewing or have a severe toothache, a root canal may help to save your tooth!
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to 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 infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature, or pain in the tooth and gums.
HOW IS A ROOT CANAL PERFORMED?
If you experience any of 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.
HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is impacted. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.