What is a root canal?

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 of 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 hypersensitivity to cold or heat, pain on chewing, spontaneous throbbing pain in the tooth or visible swelling adjacent to the tooth.

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. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In Ergänzung, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and a inflamed pulp
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
An illustration of root canal filling of a tooth
Filling Placed
An example of a tooth healed by root canal therapy
Healed Tooth

Was passiert nach der Behandlung?

Wenn Ihre Wurzelbehandlung abgeschlossen, eine Aufzeichnung Ihrer Behandlung wird Ihren Prothetiker geschickt werden. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Ihr restaurativen Zahnarzt wird entscheiden, welche Art der Restauration ist notwendig, um Ihre Zähne zu schützen. Es ist selten für Endodontie Patienten Komplikationen nach der Routine Endodontie oder Mikrochirurgie zu erleben. Wenn ein Problem auftritt, jedoch, Wir sind jederzeit verfügbar zu reagieren. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

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 affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.