Getting a root canal is like having any other type of dental procedure completed. At your initial exam, we’ll present you with a care plan that outlines the treatment costs and number of appointments (your dental insurance will usually cover at least a portion of the procedure.)
In most cases, we can complete your root canal in one visit through a few steps. Your tooth will be numbed, so that nothing feels uncomfortable. As far as recovery goes, give yourself a few hours for the anaesthetic to wear off. If you have a severe infection, we may need to prescribe an antibiotic beforehand, as areas of inflammation make it difficult for anaesthetic to work properly.
A couple of weeks later, we’ll need to place a crown on top of your endodontically treated tooth. Since it’s no longer alive, your tooth enamel may start to chip or wear down prematurely. A crown will keep your tooth strong enough to last several more years.