Dental problems are a universal concern. Among the list of tooth-related issues, a root canal is a common problem found across the globe. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), more than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the United States. This number makes it evident that people opt for a root canal treatment a lot more than they used to in traditional times.
If you plan on getting a root canal done, schedule your appointment today with Rana Dentistry. Our team of doctors offers hassle-free treatment. But before you meet us, let’s learn what the treatment is all about.
A root canal is a procedure that eliminates infection and protects the decontaminated teeth from future microbial invasion. This treatment is also known as endodontic therapy, endodontic treatment, or root canal therapy. It focuses on treating an infected pulp of a tooth. Root canals, and their associated pulp chamber, are the physical hollows within a tooth occupied by nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cellular entities.
The prime indications that you might need a root canal treatment are:
Feeling a little discomfort during or after any dental treatment is normal, therefore experiencing an uneasiness during and after a root canal is also usual. The misconception that the pain caused during a root canal treatment is unbearable is false. We need to understand that a root canal alleviates the pain caused by a tooth infection or damage and does not increase it. This is why no root canal is as painful as it is often assumed to be.
Just like all medical and dental procedures, a root canal also has some amount of risk involved. The common complications that could appear during or post root canal are:
Any restrictions suggested after a root canal do not last for more than a week. You can go on with your life just as regularly. However, to restore the root canal for a prolonged period, maintaining proper oral hygiene besides regular brushing and flossing is necessary.
The total cost of a root canal treatment primarily depends on the severity of the condition. The estimated cost ranges from $500 to $1,000 for an incisor and $800 to $1,500 for a molar.
We understand that dental treatments can be expensive but rest assured, our dentists at Rana Dentistry offer all treatments at affordable prices. To know more, contact us now!