Root Canal Treatment
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment Over Tooth Extraction
You get to preserve your own tooth for next 10 – 15 years.
You avoid having a missing tooth which can cause myriad of problems.
You retain your biting capabilities.
The treatment has a very high success rate of 90-95 %. (considering treatment could be performed successfully without complications).
Fast facts about root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is used to remove nerves from the pulp of a tooth.
It is thought to be very painful but is a pain-relieving treatment.
The procedure often referred to as root canal is called endodontic therapy.
Root canal therapy costs vary, but it is a less costly option than having a tooth removed and replaced with a partial denture/ bridge / implant + crown.
We at My Gentle Dentist @ Arana Hills have special training in treating patients for Root Canal Treatment.
What is root canal treatment?
A "root canal" is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp.
A tooth consists of a crown and roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, while the roots are below it. The roots attach the tooth to the jawbone.
Inside the crown and the root, or the root canal, is the pulp. The pulp nourishes the tooth and provides moisture to the surrounding material. The nerves in the pulp sense hot and cold temperatures as pain.
The name of the dental procedure commonly referred to as a "root canal" is actually endodontic therapy, which means "inside the tooth."
However, the term "root canal" has come to be commonly used to talk about the procedure.