What You Need To Know About Root Canal Treatment

When was the last time you had severe tooth pain? Or are you experiencing tooth pain right now? It could be, the severe tooth pain that you feel is caused because you have a cavity that has been badly infected. And to overcome this, you have to do root canal treatment. So, let's find out more about root canal treatment from the review below!

  1. What is Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is a method of treating teeth infected with bacteria to the root of the tooth. This treatment aims to stop tooth decay from getting worse by removing the infected pulp from the root of your tooth.

  1. How will we know if we should have root canal treatment?

To know if you need root canal treatment, the doctor will examine your teeth and ask you to do a dental x-ray. If the infection in your tooth has reached the root, root canal treatment must be done immediately.

Here are other signs that you need root canal treatment for your teeth:

  • Severe tooth pain when you chew or bite
  • The appearance of 'pimples' on the gums
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Teeth keep feeling sensitive
  • Swollen gums and soft texture
  • Deep cavities and darkening of the gums
  1. How does the root canal treatment process take place? Does it hurt?

Root canal treatment is carried out by a dentist by cleaning your teeth to the root. You don't need to be afraid because before the procedure begins, the doctor will inject an anesthetic so you don't feel pain during the PSA process. After the cleaning is complete, your teeth will be filled to prevent infection from occurring again.

  1. How many visits for root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is usually done in 3-4 visits because there are several stages that take 3 to 1 week each procedure. At the first visit, the doctor will examine your teeth and take an x-ray of your teeth to determine a treatment plan. At the first visit, the doctor will usually numb the nerves in your teeth to stop the pain. Then at the second visit, the cleaning process was carried out, until the third visit, namely filling or installing dental crowns.

  1. How much does root canal treatment cost?

The cost usually depends on each clinic or hospital. The average root canal treatment requires a minimum of IDR 1,000,000 for one tooth. But you don't have to worry if you have insurance, because root canal treatment can usually be covered.

  1. How is the recovery process after root canal treatment?

Within a few days after root canal treatment you may still feel pain, sensitivity, or swelling in your gums, but that's normal. The doctor will give you a prescription pain reliever to reduce your pain. Usually antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs are also prescribed to stop the infection and inflammation after root canal treatment.

Ref.: American Association of Endodontists