What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatment is the procedure of cleaning the infection that has spread to the roots ,the canals that carry the blood vessels and nerves and filling the canals with a biocompatible material to make sure no further infection can be produced in the canals, or no more bacteria is left there to produce new infections.
What other options do I have beside root Canal Treatment?
Unfortunately once the infection reaches the nerve of the tooth, the tooth either needs a Root Canal Treatment or has to be extracted. There is no other option, medication can only stop the symptoms for a little while the real infection is spreading further every day.
How much the procedure costs?
The cost of the Root Canal Treatment at general dentist on average can be $1000-$1500 or more depending on the complexity.
What is the success rate of a Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Treatments have success rate of 60%-70% in general.This means that there is a 30% chance the treatment fails due to no ones fault.
What are the symptoms of root infection?
pain when eating hot or cold
any pressure causes pain (eg. chewing pain)
gum swelling around the same tooth