What Is Root Canal Treatment?

In simple terms, the root canal treatment involves the removal and elimination of the infected pulp in the tooth and the protection of the tooth from future infection.

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Many people who require root canal treatment present with noticeable symptoms in the affected tooth. Changes in your oral health, even if they seem tolerable or minor, could point to a serious dental concern. If you are experiencing one of these symptoms, call or text to make an appointment with your dentist for an evaluation:

  • Persistent oral pain
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Dental discoloration
  • Swollen gums
  • Pain when you eat or touch the tooth
  • A chipped or cracked tooth
  • Tooth mobility

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

The cost of root canal treatment will vary based on your condition and tooth.

You can expect an average cost of a root canal for front teeth (incisors and canines) to be $700 to $1,500. Premolars can cost $800 to $1,800, and root canal treatment for molars may cost $850 to $2,000 or more.

How Long Is the Root Canal Procedure?

The length of a root canal procedure may vary depending on the complexity of your tooth and other factors unique to your case. You will most likely need more than one appointment at your dentist’s office to complete this treatment.

A dentist usually finishes a root canal by removing the infected pulp from the tooth in one 30 to 60-minute session. Larger teeth with more extensive damage might need a longer appointment. Dentists will also provide you with a temporary dental crown to shield the newly vulnerable tooth from harm and infection.

Then you must return to your dentist to receive a custom-made permanent crown after a few weeks. This crown seals into place to provide protection from future infection.

If you would like more information about the root canal treatment, we highly recommend that you call or text Dr. Dham in Plantation, FL or your dentist for a consultation.

What Is a Root Canal Procedure?

A root canal involves the removal of the infected pulp and nerve in the root of the tooth. The tooth is cleaned of infection and then filled and sealed. Afterward, your dentist will place a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to its original function of eating steaks and pizza and enjoying cold drinks and hot beverages.

You can anticipate a little bit of downtime as you heal from this dental procedure. Dentists recommend resting for at least 24 hours after your appointment to allow yourself time to recover from this treatment.

Follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions for optimal results and recovery following a root canal. Do not hesitate to contact your dentist with any questions or concerns regarding this healing process.

Dr. Dham has the expertise and skillset to diagnose and perform high-quality root canal treatment. Discover how our dental office can evaluate and treat your oral health concerns when you schedule an appointment today. Reach our front office staff online at westsidedentalplantation.com or phone through calling or texting at 954-476-4535.