A root filling replaces the damaged or infected dentin of a tooth during root canal therapy. The pulp is what maintains the tooth’s vitality. It contains blood vessels, tissue fibres, and nerves in its porous center. Endodontic treatment is another term for the process of repairing or removing infected or damaged dentin.
In most instances, endodontic treatment is effective. 90% to 95% of individuals who undergo root canal therapy will retain a functional tooth. The fixed tooth should last a very long time if you practice excellent oral hygiene, limit your sugar intake, and receive routine dental exams. A healthy tooth, however, will always outlive any treatment or replacement.
If dentists advise you that you need a root canal, you’re probably concerned about locating an affordable root canal service. In fact, root canal costs are frequently so exorbitant that paying for the procedure is frequently more excruciating than recovering from it. However, at Zara Dental, Houston, we endeavor to make endodontics painless for both the patient and their wallet.
Untreated tooth decay can frequently lead to infection or inflammation of the nerve or pulp tissue of the tooth if left untreated. Additionally, multiple fillings may cause this inflammation or infection. When this occurs, a root canal treatment will be necessary. The space between the tooth and its roots is the root canal. Your dentist will remove infected and inflamed tissue from the root canal during a root canal procedure. The canal is then filled and sealed with a special material to prevent future infection or inflammation.
There are times when there are no signs that a tooth needs a root canal. Most of the time, the symptoms are:
The American Association of Endodontists says that more than 41,000 root canals are done every day in the United States. This means that more than 15 million people get root canal treatment each year.
Three steps make up root canal therapy, and each one requires one to three visits to complete
After a root canal, it is essential to take care of your teeth.
Prior to the conclusion of your treatment, you should refrain from eating anything too chewy.
After your last treatment, your fixed tooth should no longer be painful, but it may continue to ache for a few days.
You can purchase over-the-counter analgesics like ibuprofen or paracetamol to ease any pain.
If you continue to experience pain or swelling after taking analgesics, you should re-visit your dentist.
Most of the time, you can avoid having to get more root canal treatment by:
People fear that they will experience tooth discomfort following a root canal. However, because our dentists will remove the infection’s source during treatment, the majority of patients will feel better immediately.
Your dental insurance or extended dental coverage may usually cover the cost of your root canal. However, if you don’t have insurance or if you are looking for more information about the cost of a specific service, please contact one of our expert Treatment Coordinators for help. They can help create an affordable payment plan so you can get the dental treatment you need in Houston.
It depends. You could drive yourself to and from your appointment if you had local anesthesia or nitrous oxide during your procedure. However, people who choose oral or IV sedation will not be able to drive themselves home.
We will be glad to file a predetermination for you to verify coverage of any necessary dental treatment. And we accept most PPO insurances.