Every tooth has a crown and root (pulp or nerve inside the tooth). Root canal treatment is used to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted due to inflammation or infection inside the tooth. The most common reasons for root canals are inflammation and infection due to bacteria from decay, fractures, trauma, or very deep fillings. You may wonder what happens if you do not treat a root canal. If you decide to wait to treat a root canal it can lead to severe pain or an abscess. In order to save a tooth in which this has occurred, it’s necessary to remove the infected pulpal tissue, disinfect and fill this area inside the tooth.
You can trust the experience of Dr. Juriansz in Brookline when you have a tooth that needs a root canal. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is treated in our Brookline office when a tooth pulp is inflamed or infected. Using the latest technology and education, Dr. Juriansz performs root canals with little or no discomfort to the patient.
When Should You Get a Root Canal?
It’s important to maintain your oral health through regular check-up exams and dental cleanings in our family dental office. By having regular examinations with Dr. Juriansz, he is able to prevent decay and periodontal disease that can lead to root canals.
If you do experience sensitivity to a tooth or have pain, it’s important to schedule an appointment at Brookline Village Dental right away. Other root canal symptoms to watch for are severe toothaches, abscess on the gums, sensitivity to cold or hot, and swelling or tenderness around a tooth.
What You Should Expect: The Cost, Treatment, and Follow-up Care
A root canal is often viewed as an expensive procedure that most try to avoid if possible. In our Brookline Village Dental office, we strive to maintain the best preventative care and when a root canal is needed, we offer treatment at a reasonable cost to our patients.
A root canal may be performed in one visit but a follow up visit can also be required. After endodontic treatment, Dr. Juriansz evaluates the tooth and the necessary restoration that is needed on the tooth to ensure its success. Often a filling will be placed inside the tooth to fill the area where the pulp was cleaned and a crown placed. In some instances a crown may not be needed.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Juriansz if you think you may need a root canal or have questions about this treatment.