Receive the most advanced form of root canal treatment via ZEISS surgical microscope technology. The procedure will be performed by our Board Certified Specialist in Endodontics, Dr. Jeffrey M. Coil. Below, we answer some of your questions about receiving a root canal.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal may get a bad wrap in TV and in the movies. But in reality, it is one of the most common dental procedures performed, with well over 14 million cases a year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
How is a Root Canal Treatment Performed?
If you experience any of the above symptoms, most likely non-surgical toot canal treatment is recommended to eliminate the diseased pulp. The injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. The therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits to our clinic, depending on the treatment required. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Don’t worry, you’re in good hands with our endodontist!
How Much Will a Root Canal Cost at Your Vancouver Clinic?
The cost associated with this specialized procedure will vary. It is contingent upon factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. It is also dependent upon age, general health, and the existence of any underlying medical conditions. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. Simply put, if you need a root canal, it’s worth getting it done right away. The cost of not doing so is exponentially greater.
If you have any questions about dental bridges, including cost, contact Vancouver Dental Specialty Clinic at at 604-336-0958.