About Root Canal Therapies (RTC)
Root canals are specialized tooth restoration procedures that are used for more progressed forms of cavities and damage that cannot be restored by means of fillings only.
The most prominent indication of root canal is when the infection has reached the pulp of the tooth after penetrating the enamel and dentin layers. In the pulp lie the blood vessels and nerves that provide nourishment and sensation to the tooth. Diagnosis for RCT is based on radiographic findings as well as the patient’s pain history. Dr Trivedi at Honest Family Dental in Austin, TX, is a highly skilled dentist and ensures a painless treatment and the complete restoration of the damaged tooth.
Dr. Trivedi has performed root canal therapy in Austin on a number of patients in Austin and knows the ins and outs of the procedure. Usually, a patient that requires such a complex treatment reports of excessive pain which cannot be removed without performing root canal surgery. Some other signs include:
- Pain in teeth, jaw, neck, and head
- Swelling of the gums
- Discomfort that aggravates at night or while chewing
However, in some cases, there may be no symptoms at all, including no pain. This is why Dr. Trivedi recommends that you visit a dentist every six months for a complete check-up so that if your tooth is getting decayed, it can be saved before it is too late.
Details of the Procedure
Root canal therapy in Austin is usually completed in 1-2 visits. The procedure involves numbing the region with an anesthetic agent and clearing all caries using a hand piece. After the cleaning and shaping of the canals is done the infected pulp is then removed from the canals.
Once the infected pulp has been cleared and the canals have been shaped properly, they are filled with the help of a specialized endodontic filling material known as Gutta Percha. The cavity is then restored with a composite filling. However, teeth that have undergone root canal treatment may require a crown in order to prevent further damage or fracture of the remaining tooth structure.
Cost of Root Canal Therapy in Austin
The cost of root canal in Austin largely depends on which tooth the procedure is to be performed. Front teeth are rather cheap at $750 on an average, and molars cost around $1,000. Dr. Trivedi recommends you visit for a consultation and get an exact quote. Since most insurance providers cover the cost of root canal treatment in Austin, TX, you will not have to worry much about the finances.
Get in touch with Honest Dental Care today by giving us a call at (512) 968-7857. One of our representatives will guide you through the process.