- Category: General Dentistry
- Published: Friday, 04 April 2014 21:30
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Root canal treatment is necessary when the tissue inside a tooth becomes infected or inflamed as a result of decay, trauma, cracks or chips.
Patients in need of root canal treatment may experience a variety of root canal pain symptoms such as sensitivity to hot/cold, sharp pain when biting down or applying pressure, dull ache in the jaw, or toothache.
Our Dentists understand the severe discomfort caused by root canal pain and regularly accept walk-in root canal patients as well as emergency root canal patients to help alleviate pain as quickly as possible.
Root canal treatment has been widely rumored to be a painful dental procedure. However, today's technology and anesthesia allow the root canal treatment to be performed in ease and comfort. In fact, the root canal procedure provides much needed pain relief for patients in need of root canal treatment. When the nerves of a tooth become infected, root canal treatment enables a patient to save their tooth rather than having to pull it out (extraction). Many of our patients are delighted to find that the root canal procedure feels no different than having a routine filling performed.
Just by saving your natural teeth with root canal treatment, you can preserve your natural smile, continue to enjoy the foods you love, prevent your other teeth from shifting out of alignment and prevent the need to continuous dental work down the road. Our dentists firmly believe in saving natural teeth to best ensure patient health and comfort.
When faced with the decision between root canal or extraction, name always chooses the course of treatment that promises to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. At Haysboro Dental Care, you health and comfort are our number one priority.
Root canal complications are rare. With regular oral hygiene, a tooth that has undergone a root canal procedure can last as long as other natural teeth. However, as with all dental restorations, root canal treatment does not prevent future decay from forming. Consistent brushing and flossing will be essential to preventing further damage to the tooth.
Root canal pain after root canal treatment is minimal. Patients may return to their daily activities immediately following their treatment. After the local anesthesia wears off, you may notice some minor soreness in the gums where the rubber dam was placed, or some slight sensitivity while chewing directly on the tooth. This minor discomfort is temporary and will subside in a day or two. The dentist may advise you to chew on the opposite side to allow the tooth to rest.
Root canal cost is covered by most dental insurance companies. Root canal cost is also determined by the tooth being treated. Molars generally have 3 or 4 root canals, whereas incisors typically have only one. Depending on the number of canals being treated, the cost will be affected accordingly.