The main objective of Root Canal Treatment is to preserve infected, dead, or abscessed teeth without the need for extraction. Wherever possible, it is always best to try to retain your natural teeth. However, if the tooth cannot be saved, our dentist in Lara recommends removing the tooth and replacing it with either
Are Root Canals Treatment Painful?
A frequently asked question we as dentists in Lara receive is “Are root canals painful”. The answer is NO. Thanks to modern technology and local anesthetic (aka numbing), having a root canal should be as simple and as pain-free as a normal filling.
If you are unsure as to whether you need a root canal, it is best to speak to our highly experienced dentist in Lara who can answer any questions that you may have.
Root Canal Procedure
In many cases, when a tooth becomes decayed, a small to medium-sized filling can be placed to replace the cavity and preserve the tooth. However, when the decay also infects the pulp/nerve of the tooth, Root Canal Treatment in Lara may be required.
All Teeth have an inner layer of pulp which supplies the nerves and blood to the tooth keeping it healthy and strong. When this nerve becomes infected, it can cause extreme pain, discomfort, and swelling.
In the first step, and all following steps, our dental experts apply a local anesthetic to the area to make sure your tooth is completely numb, and you feel no pain at the dentist in Lara. Once numb, our first goal is to drill a small hole into the tooth to gain access into the infected nerve canal where the blood and tissues are located.
Our dentist in Lara will then remove the infection from the inside of the tooth using precision tools and antibacterial solutions. Medication will then be placed into the nerve canal to further cleanse the canals and the tooth will then be sealed off.
The second step mainly involves further cleaning of the nerve canals and shaping the canals into broader passages that can be easily filled. After the first step, you should no longer be in pain. During this process, several x-rays may be taken to ensure that the canals have been shaped nicely and that no infection has been left behind.
In the 3rd and final step, the nerve canals are filled using a special long-lasting dental material that does not negatively impact the human body. Once again x-rays will be taken to make sure we achieve a satisfactory result. Once we are happy with the Root Canal Treatment our Lara Dentist will restore the tooth with a permanent filling.
If the patient needs extra protection to strengthen the tooth, a Dental Crown in Lara can also be placed over the Root Canal treated tooth. A Dental Crown in Lara is not part of the Root Canal Procedure.
The exact cost of root canal treatment in Lara can only be determined after a thorough consultation which may involve x-rays and tests. This being said, the average root canal treatment cost in Lara ranges from $1000 to $1800 depending on the severity of the decay and the nerve structure of the tooth.
*Dazzling Smiles Dental Lara also has a dental payment plan.
If you’re considering giving your teeth extra care, contact our experienced dentists in Lara and we will surely discuss the best treatment options for you.