During a root canal therapy session, an endodontist removes inflamed or infected dental pulp, cleans the inside of the tooth, then fills the area with a rubber-like substance.
Can a patient drive after a root canal procedure?
Patients who have not been sedated are usually fine to drive after a root canal procedure. Still, they should check with their endodontist just to be safe. Patients that have been sedated should have a friend or family member pick them up.
What is endodontic therapy?
Endodontic therapy is the treatment of inflamed or infected soft tissue inside the tooth known as the pulp.
Is a referral required to see an endodontist?
No, patients do not need a referral to see an endodontist.
How much does a root canal cost?
Root canal costs vary depending on the number of roots the tooth has. A procedure on the front row, where teeth usually have only one root, costs around $700 per tooth. A procedure on the molars, which can have up to three roots, costs around $900.