Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a process that is carried out within the root canals of the tooth. These canals run vertically within the roots of a tooth. In health, the canals house a functional nerve, and blood vessels. Once the nerve and the blood vessels ‘die off,’ (usually due to bacterial contamination) then the canals need to be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected prior to a special sealant being inserted to prevent any further bacterial challenge. Root canal therapy is often necessary for other reasons such as severe or chronic trauma, and when the tooth is so heavily broken down that the root canals are needed to support the final restoration. In the latter case, Titanium or reinforced ceramic posts are first cemented into the root canals.
Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy are weakened. This is not only because of the original breakdown or cavity within the tooth but also because a hole has to made deep within the tooth to allow the Dentist or Endodontist access to the root canals for treatment. For this reason, teeth that have undergone root canal therapy often require additional treatment with a crown to add further strength.
Teeth that have undergone root canal therapy require careful monitoring thereafter. This takes the form of clinical assessment and Xrays which are taken at regular intervals of between one and three years.
Why is Root canal treatment necessary ?
- When your dental cavity doesn’t get filled in time through neglect and grows and goes deep into the tooth and reaches the inner layers of tooth structure known as pulp tissue.
- When a deep dental restoration or a deep dental filling gets near or into your pulp tissue.
- A trauma to your tooth can lead to pulp tissue damage that will lead your tooth for a root canal therapy.
Root canals save teeth and are far easier and cost effective than living with dentures for the rest of your life.
In the old days many dentists would’ve just removed the entire tooth and that’s why there is a whole generation of people who are missing most or all of their back teeth. Having root canal treatment is a way to save teeth that would have otherwise been los
Symptoms for getting a Root canal treatment done…..
- Severe tooth pain, typically relived by cold water and increases with intake of hot liquids.
- Pain worsens when you lie down and reduces when you sit up.
- Pain while chewing.
- Tooth pain referred to ears and head.
- Tooth sensitivity on consuming sweets.
The complexity of each root canal treatment can vary.
The complexity and outcome of your root canal depends upon how nasty the bacteria in the tooth are, and how easily they can be cleaned out. We don’t know if you have nice or nasty bacteria until we get inside to take a look. Some teeth have just one nerve canal whilst others have got up to 3-4 nerve canals. Sometimes it’s very easy to get in and clean them all, whereas other times canals are all curved and difficult to reach.
If a patient comes in with an obviously difficult case then we will refer them out to a recommended specialist for treatment.
Root Canal Cost
Root Canal Treatment in can range from $300 to $1500 approximately; depending upon the position of tooth and levels of severity. Some insurance policies partially cover endodontic treatment. Root canal costs varies between General Dentist and Endodontist.
If you would like to book in to have a discussion with our root canal dentist and get root canal cost assessed , please contact us to schedule an appointment on (02) 86779094 or fill out your details to contact us.
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