About Your Visit
If root canal treatment is indicated, we will provide you with an estimated cost for treatment and help you determine how much your dental insurance will cover before treatment begins. We feel our patients deserve the courtesy of knowing their financial obligations prior to receiving treatment.
Following local anesthesia, the root canal space within your tooth will be cleaned and sealed with a root canal filling material. Treatment time takes about 90 minutes and is usually completed in one visit depending on the required treatment. Following the completion of your root canal treatment, you will need to return to your general dentist within 4 weeks for a permanent restoration. A report detailing your treatment and any pertinent x-rays will be sent to your general dentist.
Endodontic treatment done for the first time on a tooth by an endodontist has a success rate of 95%. The 5% of teeth that do not respond to endodontic treatment may require a surgical procedure to clean the outer surface of the end of the root. This procedure is called an apicoectomy. Retreatment of old root canals that have failed have a slightly diminished success rate of 85%.
After Your Treatment
Most patients return to their normal daily routine following treatment.
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