Root Canal

The treatment saves damaged or infected teeth.

Overview

Root canal treatment is usually the answer to the problems developed inside the tooth. It is the treatment where the internal part of the tooth called the pulp is removed, and the cleaned area is sealed. 

Introduction

We like to clean our teeth and feel good about them. We hardly bother about the interiors of the teeth until something goes wrong and you have to extract it. In such cases, a root canal can be an alternative treatment.

Let us understand the structure of the tooth:

Root canal therapy is required when the pulp gets infected. Dr. Sonal Deshpande of Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield clinic has successfully conducted many root canal treatments in her career. 

Information Capsule

Synopsis of the treatment

Root Canal treatment is intended to remove bacterial infection around the tooth and safeguard the natural tooth.

Length of treatment

30-90 minutes, depending on the severity of the case. This may require scheduled 1-2 appointments.

Anesthesia

Novocaine or topical anesthesia.

Recovery

A few days to 2 weeks, depending on how severe the case is.

Alternative name

Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy

What Is A Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is the procedure to save your damaged tooth instead of removing it. The procedure involves removing the damaged portion of the tooth, i.e., the pulp. If there is an infection, the insides of the tooth are cleaned and disinfected using special medications. Later, after a week, the hollow part is sealed. 

Why Is Root Canal Treatment Performed?

The root canal is performed when the pulp is decayed or damaged completely or there is an infection in it. The inflammation or the infection can have a variety of causes.

In the above-mentioned cases, it is suggested that the tooth be extracted. However, you can still save the entire tooth by getting a root canal done.

What Are The Signs That You Should Get Root Canal Treatment?

There can be various signs or symptoms suggesting that you should get a root canal treatment done: 

Who Is The Right Candidate For Getting A Root Canal Treatment?

Dr. Sonal Deshpande advises on who is eligible to get the root canal done.

What To Expect At The Root Canal Consultation?

The staff at Brilliant Smiles of North Plainfield clinic guides you through the registration process. You are given a few forms to fill and relax. After completing it, you are asked to enter Dr. Sonal Deshpande's office. There Dr. Sonal goes through the information on the form and tries to analyze your case history. Next, your dental checkup is done and tooth x-rays are taken to understand the condition of the root canal. After a thorough examination of the x-ray, Dr. Sonal explains to you that a root canal is needed as a treatment. She then explains to you the procedure and care to be taken before and after the procedure.

What Happens During The Root Canal Treatment?

The procedure involves the following steps:

How Is The Recovery Post Root Canal Treatment?

The recovery may take some time. There can be a slight irritation around the treatment area. Dr. Sonal Deshpande advises avoiding putting excessive pressure on the treated tooth. You may also be advised to eat soft foods.

How Much Does A Root Canal Cost?

The expense changes depending upon how complex the issue is and the extent of tooth infection. The cost will likewise differ depending upon your insurance, kind of root canal treatment, and sort of anesthesia. You can discuss with Dr. Sonal Deshpande about the insurance coverage before the cavity treatment to get a gauge of the complete expense.

Does Dental Insurance Cover The Root Canal Treatment?

The vast majority of the insurance covers root canal treatment. Contact your insurance company to understand the plans.

Dr. Sonal Deshpande
Dr. Sonal Deshpande, DDS

About Dr. Sonal Deshpande

Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a gentle, caring dentist who uses the most advanced materials and procedures available. She practices comfortable, caring dentistry focused on establishing optimal oral health, with a strong emphasis on getting to know each patient. In addition to her technical proficiency, Dr. Sonal Deshpande is a careful listener and will explain beforehand which treatment is best for your individual needs.

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