Why Root Canal Treatment is Necessary?
Root canal therapy is needed if a tooth’s nerve becomes affected by decay, infection, trauma, or a crack. In order to save a tooth, the pulp (living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed, and the resulting space is hermetically sealed from bacteria.
A root canal is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed. While many patients think removing a problematic tooth is the solution, extracting a tooth could ultimately be more costly and problematic.
Root canal treatment has a 97% success rate and usually lasts a lifetime.
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp.
- Infection or abscesses have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
- Injury or trauma to the tooth.
- Deep cracks in the tooth made their way to the nerve chamber.
What Does Root Canal Therapy Involve?
A root canal procedure requires one or more appointments, and can be performed by Dr. Brusky. With very rare exception, root canal therapy is done in one visit.
The tooth will be numbed and thoroughly cleaned, then the roots and inside the cavity of the tooth will be filled and sealed with special dental materials.
How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?
Root canals can cost anywhere from $300 to $1500, depending on your needs, but the treatment is well worth it. A root canal may save the life of one or more of your natural teeth, and the results can last a lifetime.
Treatment will include at-home instructions for after each appointment. Good oral hygiene practices and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your root canal treatment. Call (920) 662-1440 today to schedule an appointment.