Non-Surgical Root Canal Treatment

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a simple treatment that saves a tooth when its pulp has become infected. The pulp is at the center of your tooth that extends into the tooth root(s). Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay or cracks and chips. Various symptoms of the infection may include visible injury to the tooth, gum or facial swelling, and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth or gums.

How is a root canal performed?

If you experience any of these symptoms, Dr. Kraft will most likely recommend root canal therapy to eliminate the diseased and infected pulp. A root canal procedure is the removal of the injured pulp and thoroughly cleaning the infected pulp inside the tooth and within the roots. This therapy is usually completed in one or more visits, depending on the extent of the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.

After the root canal, a crown is highly recommended after the root canal to regain the strength of the tooth. 

How much will root canal treatment cost?

The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and its replacement – an artificial tooth.

Ready to schedule an appointment? Please call us at Brittany Kraft, DDS Phone Number (585) 385-5940!