Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is one of the most frequent and dreaded dental operations. Most people are quite concerned about getting such treatments. This is due to misunderstandings about what it includes. In this post, we have gathered all of the information you need to know about this therapy in case you require it.
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal treatment involves completely removing the pulp from the interior of the tooth. This procedure is intended to remove germs from the infected root canal, therefore preventing reinfection of the tooth, which might result in a jaw bone infection. and, if possible, save the original tooth. Poor dental hygiene frequently leads to enamel degradation, which increases the formation of cavities that cause tooth infections.
How Does The Root Canal Procedure Work?
A root canal treatment consists of three key phases that might take one to three sessions with our dentist to complete depending on the number of teeth that require treatment.
Our dentist will initially remove everything within the root canal by creating a small access hole on the surface of the tooth and using very fine files to remove the diseased and dead pulp tissue.
The tooth will next be cleaned, shaped, and decontaminated with the use of small files and irrigation treatments. The tooth is then filled with a rubber-like substance and the canals are completely sealed with adhesive cement. However, since the nerve tissue and infection have been removed, the patient will no longer experience pain in that tooth following this procedure.
The final stage would be to preserve the tooth, as without pulp, it would be much more delicate and would require a crown or filling to protect it. The patient should refrain from chewing or biting on the tooth until the crown or filling is completed.
How To Know If You Need A Root Canal?
When you have a broken tooth as a result of an injury or heredity, a deep cavity, or problems with a prior filling. Root canal therapy is required for teeth that are sensitive to heat and cold sensations.
If you require a root canal, you should be aware of a few signs.
- Severe pain when chewing or biting
- Pimples on the gum
- Chipped or cracked tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold sensations
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
- Tooth pain not relieved by over counter drugs
How Much Does It Cost
The cost of a root canal can be influenced by a number of factors. One of the most important aspects is the complexity of the disease and which tooth is impacted. Molars are more difficult to cure and typically cost more.
The cost of root canal therapy in Toronto ranges from $500 to $6000. The typical cost of a root canal surgery is about $1000 depending on the tooth, with molars costing between $500 and $2000 and the front teeth costing between $300 and $1500 because they only have one canal.
However, most dental insurance companies cover certain endodontic therapy. Contact your insurance provider to find out more information regarding the coverage of the procedure.
Root Canal Prevention
Brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis can help to reduce enamel deterioration and cavity formation. It is essential to see your dentist on a frequent basis. Simple lifestyle and oral hygiene modifications, on the other hand, can go a long way toward sustaining a practice of brushing teeth twice a day,flossing on a regular basis and adopting a balanced diet.
If you want to receive a root canal treatment, call 519-787-8088 to speak with our friendly staff at Dentistry on Tower to schedule an appointment,