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Root Canal Treatment in Redlands

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.

What Is a Root Canal?

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.

When is a Root Canal Needed?

The prime indications that you might need a root canal treatment are:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity - Has your tooth become overly sensitive all of a sudden? Does your tooth hurt when you drink or eat something that is either hot or cold? Does the pain/ sensitivity linger long after you’ve consumed a hot or cold product? If the answer to the above is yes, then it is a clear sign that you need a root canal.
  • Constant tooth pain - Tooth pain is a usual symptom of most teeth-related problems. But when the pain is persistent, it could be an indication of needing to get a root canal done. In some cases, the pain might subside for some time but always returns.
  • Cracked/chipped tooth - A cracked or chipped tooth may lead to various dental problems, and one of them is a condition that might require a root canal. Sometimes in a tooth injury, the tooth is neither cracked nor chipped but, it still damages the nerve and can only be fixed with a root canal.
  • Swollen gums - When a tooth requiring a root canal is left unattended, the gums around that tooth tend to swell. This swelling is tender, and it constantly hurts.
  • Tooth discoloration - When the pulp of your tooth gets infected, it causes the tooth to discolor. Any trauma or breakdown of the internal tissue damages the roots and makes the tooth greyish-black in appearance.

Is It Painful?

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.

Risks of a Root Canal

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:

  • Tooth loss - A root canal is essentially done to repair and save the tooth. But in some cases, the damage is so deep that it is a risk to preserve the tooth. Hence the tooth has to be removed to protect your oral wellbeing.
  • Unfitting seal - Your dentist needs to conduct a final restoration process to ensure the seal is in place. At times, the crown attached to the tooth is improper causing the bacteria to find their way inside and infect it again
  • Untreated canals - It’s possible for a dentist to miss a particular canal of your tooth, causing reasons for complications. Such situations may arise because our tooth has more canals than roots.

What Happens After a Root Canal?

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!