Endodontic Care in Riverside, CA - There is No Reason to Fear a Root Canal!
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A root canal is among the most common dental procedures performed. It is estimated that more than 14 million people undergo dental canal treatment annually. It is a simple treatment that can help protect your teeth and prevent other complex procedures such as bridges or dental implants.
Understanding root canals
Every individual has something called a pulp located at the center of each tooth. A pulp is a group of blood vessels that surround a tooth. In most cases, pulp infections come as a result of deep decay, cracks, and trauma of the tooth or sometimes recurrent dental procedures. Those who experience pulp infection often exhibit symptoms such as swelling of the tooth, pain in the tooth and temperature sensitivity.
How a root canal is performed
When you experience any of the above symptoms, it is recommended that you visit a dentist so that the affected pulp can be removed through the non-surgical procedure. After removing the decayed pulp, the dentist will thoroughly clean the root canal system and cover it. This treatment can be completed in one or two sessions depending on the complexity of the procedure. Dentist often uses local anesthesia to relieve their patients of the pain during the entire process. 90% of patients who use non-surgical treatment get healed.
Dentists usually inform patients whether the non-surgical treatment has high chances of succeeding or not during consultations. You should not worry about what will happen after the procedure because in most cases doctors give nitrous oxide analgesia that will relieve you from pain after treatment.
Follow-up after treatment
After the non-surgical procedure, a record containing your treatment details is sent to your restorative dentist. You will be required to contact them a few weeks after treatment for follow-up. Once you have visited your restorative dentist, he will decide on what type of restoration procedure that will keep your tooth safe. However, it is uncommon for endodontic patients to suffer from complications after a root canal treatment.
Cost of treatment
Non-surgical root canal treatment is not expensive compared to most surgical procedures. Nonetheless, factors such as the severity of damage of the tooth and the tooth affected might shift the cost of treatment either upwards or downwards. The cost of treatment might also be determined by services providers.
In a nutshell, non-surgical root canal treatment is less expensive compared to tooth extraction or any other surgical procedures.
If you think that you may need a root canal, you should make sure that you understand every detail of the treatment process before beginning. For more information about how you can get the smile that you've always wanted, contact our front desk at 951-352-2227 today.