Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)

Root Canal Treatment or RCT involves a painless method of treating infection or inflammation related to the dental pulp which is the tooth’s soft core.  A doctor for RCT Root Canal Treatment uses root canal procedure to stop or treat the soft tissue inside the root canal from becoming infected or inflamed further. There are numerous reasons for why one needs a doctor for RCT such as when there is-

  • Deep decay
  • Repeated dental procedures on the tooth
  • Faulty crown
  • Crack or chip in the tooth.
  • Injuries due to an accident that may cause pulp damage

When the pulp is diseased or injured and is unable to repair itself then it dies resulting in the bacteria or germs entering the pulp causing an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, would result in abscess formation ending in the necessity of removing the tooth by your endodontist.

The root canal treatment is also known as endodontic treatment is a treatment method that involves treating of the nerve of the tooth and tissues surrounding the root of the tooth due to infections or deep decay. The patient needs to visit the doctor for RCT through several appointments to have his or her treatment completed. The root canal treatment can save your natural tooth without going for dental implants if pulp damage is detected quite early.

The root canal treatment has a high success rate and many root canal treated teeth last a life time. The root canal treatment cost depends upon the severity of the infected tooth.

If you visit the doctor for RCT as soon as you noticed sensitivity it may cost less on the final bill otherwise your root canal treatment cost may inflate if you waited long before making an appointment with your doctor, resulting in the infection becoming severe. In case of severe infection of the pulp what may have been fixed with a filling might actually need a crown that can cost you more in terms of money.