Are you suffering from an excruciating toothache that won’t yield to painkillers? Your tooth could be infected, and you must act immediately before the infection spreads to nearby structures. At Kings Dental, we offer root canal therapy to stop oral pain while keeping your tooth intact.
What is a root canal?
To help you understand a root canal, you need to comprehend the anatomy of your tooth. Your tooth is composed of three parts. The outermost part is the enamel which protects your tooth from damage. Beneath the enamel lies the dentin, and on the innermost part of your tooth is the pulp that contains nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues.
Due to tooth decay, gum disease, or dental damage, your pulp can become infected, causing pain and tooth sensitivity. When your tooth is infected, tooth restoration is complex unless the underlying issue is resolved — and that’s where root canal therapy comes in. A root canal removes the infected tooth pulp to relieve pain and preserve your tooth.
What to expect from a root canal
If our dentists tell you that you need a root canal, there is nothing to be panicky about. We use the latest technology and gentle techniques to ensure a root canal is no more painful than a typical tooth extraction.
To get a root canal, we first take dental X-rays of your diseased tooth to determine the extent of the infection. Next, Dr. Suri or Dr. AJ numbs the area surrounding the infected tooth and then makes a small incision on the top of the tooth to remove the infected pulp. They thoroughly clean the inside of your tooth, disinfect the area, and then seal off the tooth with gutta-percha. Finally, we install a dental crown to restore the appearance and strength of your tooth.
After the root canal treatment, you will be pain-free, and your tooth will look and function normally, if not better.
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How much does a root canal cost?
The cost of a root canal isn’t standard. The price depends on the location of the tooth, aftercare treatment, and whether you have dental insurance.