Approximately 14 million root canals are performed annually, making them one of the most popular dental procedures. You can maintain your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges by using this simple treatment.
Your tooth's center contains the pulp. Blood vessels make up the pulp, which helps to construct the tooth's supporting framework. Pulp infection can be caused by trauma to the tooth, severe decay, cracks and chips, and repeated dental procedures. Infection can be detected by visible tooth damage or swelling, sensitivity to temperature, or tooth and gum pain.
Your dentist will probably advise non-surgical pulp removal if you experience any of these signs. The damaged pulp is taken out, and the root canal system is meticulously cleansed and sealed. Depending on the required therapy, a local anesthetic is frequently utilized, and the process can be completed in one or more sessions. This type of therapy is effective in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic therapy or if the likelihood of success is low, you will be informed at the time of consultation or if a complication becomes apparent during or after treatment. We use a local anesthetic to reduce pain. After your treatment, you'll be able to drive home and probably feel comfortable getting back to your routine.
Your restorative dentist will receive a record of your treatment after your root canal therapy is complete. You should get in touch with them for a follow-up restoration a few weeks after our office is finished. Your restorative dentist will decide what kind of restoration is necessary to preserve your tooth. Endodontic patients rarely have complications from traditional endodontic therapy or microsurgery. However, we are always here to assist if a problem does occur. To prevent future degeneration, keep up with routine dental care.
The requirement for a crown after a root canal depends greatly on the tooth's position in the mouth. Molars and premolars, which are used more frequently for chewing, need crowns, whereas incisors and canines, which are not used for chewing, don't always need crowns.
After a root canal, Dr. Michael Sherman might suggest a crown to restore the tooth. The position of the tooth in the mouth and the strength of the remaining tooth indicate whether one is required. For teeth in the back of the mouth, such as premolars and molars, crowns will undoubtedly be necessary. These teeth are particularly crucial for chewing because it requires a lot of force.
The cost of this procedure varies depending on a number of factors, such as the affected tooth's degree of damage and which tooth is involved. In comparison to tooth extraction and artificial tooth replacement, endodontic therapy is typically less expensive.