Root canal treatment (Endodontic Dentistry)

Root canal treatment (Endodontic Dentistry)

 

Endodontic Dentistry is related to tooth pulp problems. Damage to teeth, such as cracks or deep cavities, can reach down to the nerve tissue and blood vessels residing in the soft pulp of the tooth. Damage to the pulp can lead to painful swelling, damage to the jaw bones or muscles, and the formation of abscesses. I f left unchecked, this could lead to loss of tooth or tooth removal.

Dentists use a procedure called a root canal treatment to restore and protect tooth's nerves and blood vessels hence saving the tooth.

The primary goal of endodontic treatment is to create an environment within the root canal system, which allows for healing and continued maintenance of the health of tissue. A successful procedure is one which has removed bacteria in the tooth and completely filled the canals.

Modern technological machines and units such as Endodontic Miscroscope, Root Locator, Endodontic Micromotor, Endodontic Obturation System are utilized to provide better prognosis, increase safety and increase the long term success rate.

How Much Does It Cost

  • Root canal treatment for front tooth (one root) is about THB8,000 – THB10,000 per tooth
  • Root canal treatment for premolar tooth (2 roots) is about THB10,000 – THB12,500 per tooth
  • Root canal treatment for molar tooth ( 3 roots or more) is about THB12,000 – THB17,000 per tooth

  • How Long Does It Take

  • Root canal treatment must be completed before post, core build up and crown can be started and done.
  • The timeframe taken to do root canal treatment varies from 1-2 visits upwards depending on severity of case, each visit being 7 days apart. This is so that the infected root is thoroughly, completely and successfully cleaned.
  • If the tooth has no chronic infection and is a mild infection, then a one-visit root canal treatment may possibly be performed.
  • An x-ray and actual evaluation will however first be done prior to determining if tooth is a candidate for one visit root canal treatment.
  • Thereafter, a post will be inserted into the canal of the tooth root followed by core buildup and crown is placed over the tooth.
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