Treatment in Abbotsford
We can help you save your tooth and restore it to its original function.
Common Symptoms of Inner-Tooth Issues
Are you a candidate for root canal treatment? Our clinic in Abbotsford can help.
Why Should I Get Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal therapy is done to save the natural tooth when the inner tooth has been damaged. Some common causes of inner tooth damage are:
What Can I Expect During My Root Canal Therapy?
Non-surgical Root Canal
A root canal can take between one to three sessions to complete. X-rays of your teeth will be taken and examined before the root canal treatment.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a common dental procedure that can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for bridges or dental implants.
How Is the Procedure Performed?
The affected pulp is removed and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Typically, local anaesthesia will be used and the treatment may be done in one or more appointments. Root canal therapy has a 90% success rate. If your tooth is not a candidate for treatment, you will be informed during the consultation. After the treatment, you will be able to drive home and go on with your daily lives as usual. In addition to local anaesthesia, we also offer IV sedation if you prefer not to be awake during the procedure.
We will keep a record of your treatment and decide on the type of restoration necessary for your tooth. Typically, a filling or a crown is used to seal off the inside of the tooth.
The cost can vary on a case-by-case basis, depending on the severity of the infection and which tooth is affected. A root canal treatment is generally less expensive than tooth extraction or dental implants.
Root Canal Retreatment
If the tooth did not heal properly or had post-surgical complications, a root canal retreatment may be done. During this procedure, the dentist will remove the attached crown and filling material, clean the root canals and re-fill and re-crown the tooth. The success rate for this procedure is around 75%.
If the affected tooth has excellent bone support, a solid surface and healthy gums, it can be saved with root canal retreatment. Choosing retreatment can be less expensive than other alternatives, such as dental implants or bridges. These alternatives also require more maintenance and do not feel as natural as your real teeth.
When Is a Root Canal Retreatment Required?
A retreatment is typically done if the original root canal therapy fails. Some signs you might need a retreatment include: