Root Canal Procedure • Durham

Non-Surgical Treatment To Save a Tooth

What is a root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year.

This simple dental procedure can help you keep your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

Inside the tooth at the center is the pulp tissue. The pulp is composed of blood vessels, nerves, and tissues. Infection of the pulp can be caused by many reasons like trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks, and chips.

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How is a root canal treatment performed?

Your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment to remove the diseased pulp tissue. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits, depending on the treatment required. This dental treatment has a high success rate. We use local anesthesia for your comfort. You will be able to drive home after your treatment and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

Depending on the complexity of the case, we may refer you to an Endodontist (root canal specialist) to provide you with the best care possible.

What happens after root canal treatment?

It is not common for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment. You should schedule the definitive (final) restoration of the tooth as soon as possible to avoid fractures or complications.

How much will root canal treatment 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.

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