Let’s try to save your tooth from requiring extraction.
Let’s make sure to remove any spreading infection.
Let’s get you out of pain.
When the pulp of the tooth is infected by bacteria, it can decay and cause harm to the tooth. Root canal therapy helps remove the bacteria, flush out the dead or dying nerves and restore your tooth’s health.
If left untreated, a cavity can really damage the tooth and reduce it’s functionality and structure.
If you experience the following symptoms, you might need root canal treatment.
Severe toothache. Sometimes this is a pain so bad, you cannot sleep.
Swelling and tenderness in the gums.
Sensitivity to hot and cold items.
If you are unsure, give us a call now for free, friendly advice. Get your root canal treatment done in Oshawa at Simcoe Smile Dental.
We understand that a root canal procedure can be scary or overwhelming for many. That’s ok, we are here to help you and walk you through this simple, straight forward, painless procedure.
First, we need to exam the tooth and area in question to make sure we know the extent of the problem.
During the treatment, we use an anesthetic to numb the affected area. We will then clean the cavity to remove the germs and the infected part of the tooth pulp. Once the canal has been cleaned, we will fill it up and seal it.
After the dental cavity has been sealed, we will assess it for any further signs of infection. If there are none, we will have it covered with a crown to prevent it from getting infected further and reduce the sensitivity as well. The crown will also help to restore the functionality of your teeth and look like your natural teeth around it.
The cost of a root canal varies from $300 to around $1200 with an average of $900. Since this therapy is considered important, your dental insurance likely covers the cost. The fee depends on the number of teeth and depth of the damage. Also, the higher end of the fee includes the dental crown. You can delay getting the crown, but it’s not recommended since it leaves the remaining tooth exposed to bacteria and food and also reduces the structural integrity of your bite.
Once the root canal treatment is completed, the after care is very important. You might feel some tenderness and discomfort after the anesthetic has worn off. If your gums are swelling or you have any serious pain, call us immediately.