What happens after a root canal treatment?
Once a root canal treatment is completed we place a crown on the tooth to protect it from
- further infection
- fracturing and therefore loss of the tooth
It is very important to place the crown on the tooth and should not be taken lightly.
How long will the restored root canal tooth last?
Your restored tooth could last a lifetime, if you continue to care for your teeth and gums. However, regular check-ups are necessary.
As long as the roots of a treated tooth are nourished by the tissues around it, your tooth will remain healthy.
What is the root canal cost?
Root canal cost varies form tooth to tooth depending on several factors. This includes
- The position of the tooth in the mouth
- The number of nerves in the tooth
- The curvature of the roots of the teeth
- The difficulty of the root canal treatment.
The cost of root canal treatment starts from 650.00
If you have already had a root canal therapy in the past and the tooth has got infected again then it will cost more to redo the root canal. Sometimes it is better to remove the tooth and restore the space with a dental implant.
What is the root canal procedure?
Below are several steps involved in the root canal therapy. Our team carries out the entire root canal procedure or an endodontist is some cases. An endodontist is a professional dentist that specializes in root canal treatment and root therapy. We are not endodontists but dentist that have special interest in endodontics.
We will start the root canal therapy by creating a hole through the crown of the tooth down into the roots where the root canal procedures take place. The infected pulp is removed from the root canals and the area is then thoroughly cleansed to prepare for a special root canal filling
If the previous step was necessary for your root canal treatment, then your temporary cap will be removed. Afterward, a special root canal filling is placed into the canals and then sealed for good. A permanent cap will be placed on the tooth at a later stage to prevent the fracture of the tooth, which will signify the end of your root canal therapy.
A tooth that has been restored by root canal treatment should last a long time if taken care of correctly. If you follow the advice below, you’ll be able to keep an entire set of healthy teeth for the long run.
In order to prevent a root canal infection, it is important to take special preventative care. It is recommended that you brush and floss your teeth twice daily, which is definitely a recommendation that you should follow. It is just as important to receive a dental cleaning at least once every six months by one of our experienced members here at Smile Concepts.