What is root canal treatment?

A root canal treatment involves removing the nerve that is inside of your tooth.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

If you're experiencing spontaneous pain in your tooth, such as waking up in the middle of the night or experiencing discomfort while walking, it could be a sign that you need a root canal.

What can happen if I don't get a root canal?

Neglecting a root canal can lead to a severe infection and inflammation, causing significant pain. Therefore, it's important to get a root canal when needed.

What type of dentist performs root canals?

Endodontists are the specialists who perform root canals.

Do dentists prefer root canals or implants?

The choice between a root canal and an implant depends on the case. If the tooth can be saved, a root canal is preferred. However, if the cavity is too big and the tooth is not salvageable, an implant is a better option.

Can root canal treatment help save a tooth?

Yes, a root canal can save a tooth if it's done in a timely manner.

What are the stages of root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is simple and can usually be completed in one session with an endodontist or dentist.

Is sedation available during root canal treatment?

Yes, conscious sedation with nitrous oxide is available during root canal treatment, ensuring you are calm and comfortable.

Are root canals dangerous?

No, root canals are not dangerous. They help to remove the infection in your tooth, which is beneficial for your dental health.

What are possible side effects of a root canal?

Some sensitivity may be experienced after the root canal, but this usually subsides and the overall pain goes away.

Should I get a crown or a permanent filling after a root canal?

After a root canal, it's typically necessary to get a crown as the tooth becomes weak. A crown helps to prevent the tooth from fracturing.

What should be done after undergoing root canal treatment?

Following a root canal, a crown should be placed to preserve the tooth and ensure its longevity.

What if my mouth hurts after a root canal?

Some sensitivity or discomfort may be normal in the days following a root canal. Painkillers can help manage this. However, if sensitivity persists for a month, it could be due to missed accessory canals containing nerve tissue. In such cases, the tooth may need to be retreated. If sensitivity continues after retreatment, the tooth may be fractured and may need to be removed and an implant placed.

Can a root canal treatment be covered under insurance?

Yes, root canal treatments are sometimes covered by dental insurance.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment is when we remove the pulp and the nerve inside of the root. We clean it out and we remove infection.

What are the Signs You Might Need a Root Canal?

The signs that you might need a root canal most of the time include spontaneous pain or a lot of sensitivity when you drink something very hot or cold.

What Can Happen If I Don't Get a Root Canal?

What can happen if you don't get a root canal is that you're going to develop a big infection.

Do Dentists Prefer Root Canals or Implants?

It depends on the case. Sometimes you need a root canal when the cavity is so small, while other times, the cavity is so big that it's preferred to remove the tooth and place an implant.

What Type of Dentist Performs Root Canals?

The type of dentists that perform root canals are the endodontists.

What are the Stages of Root Canal Treatment?

The stages of a root canal treatment involve removing the cavity, removing the nerve inside of the root, cleaning it out if it's infected, and then restoring it with a special material inside of the root.

Are Root Canals Dangerous?

No, not at all. They are perfectly safe procedures.

What Are Possible Side Effects of a Root Canal?

The possible side effects of a root canal include a little bit of sensitivity after the root canal, but that should go away. If it doesn't, we may have to redo the root canal.

Should I Get a Crown or Permanent Filling After a Root Canal?

Most of the time, after a root canal, you need a crown because the cavity was so big that it reached the pulp, so we need to restore the tooth with a crown. After a root canal, you're generally going to need a crown.

What if My Tooth Hurts After a Root Canal?

We can wait a little bit, or it can be redone.

Can a Root Canal Treatment Be Covered by Insurance?

Sometimes they're covered by insurance.

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