Root Canal Therapy

What is a root canal?

 

A root canal is among the most common procedures completed annually. When decay goes deep into the tooth structure and irritates the nerve this treatment will save your teeth.

 

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Infection of the pulp may be caused by injury to the tooth via deterioration, chips, and cracks. Swelling or sensitivity to temperature are symptoms of this dental complication.

 

What happens after treatment?

 

You should contact our office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

 

How much will it cost?

 

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

 

Dr. Riggs has the Fotana laser which allows her to clean out the inside of the tooth using a laser! This helps to disinfect the pulp chamber and provides a cleaner, more conservative approach to doing a root canal therapy!