What Are the Most Common Endodontic Symptoms?
Patients may need endodontic treatment, including root canals, if they experience any of the following symptoms:
- Prolonged dental sensitivity to heat or cold.
- Tenderness of teeth to touch and chewing;
- Facial or oral Swelling.
Are Root Canal Treatments Painful?
For patients; root canal therapy is one of the most feared procedures in all dentistry; dental professionals assert that modern root canal treatment is relatively painless because the pain can be controlled. Lidocaine is a commonly used local anesthetic. Pain control medication may be used either before or after treatment. Be sure to inquire about our use of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen sedation to make your visit more relaxing.
What Happens After Endodontic Treatment?
We'll give you after-care instructions to ensure a swift recovery. We'll also send a record of your treatment, along with the digital radiograph, to your dentist. The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you'll need to schedule a visit with your dentist as soon as he or she can see you for final restoration.
Will the Tooth Need Special Care After Treatment?
Discomfort is expected in the tooth and surrounding area for the next few days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. This tenderness is usually is alleviated by over the counter medication. Patients should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until it is restored by his or her dentist. Please don't hesitate to contact the office if any problem arises.
Are There Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment?
Once the dental pulp is diseased, the only alternative to endodontic therapy is extraction. Replacing the tooth with a bridge, implant or a partial denture could be costlier than the endodontic therapy and a crown.
How Much Will My Procedure Cost?
Fees can vary depending on several factors, including the severity of the damage or which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement.
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