Root Canal Treatment in Surrey
Dental pulp, found in the center of each tooth, contains a nerve which extends from the tooth’s root to bring vital nutrients to the tooth. If a tooth’s pulp is injured, damaged, or infected, the nerve within the pulp will die and, unless endodontic treatment (root canal) is performed, the tooth may die as well. In many cases, root canal therapy (removal of the nerve tissue in the tooth) can save damaged teeth by preserving the tooth in the mouth. After the root canal is successfully completed on a surrey patient, restoring the tooth with a crown is usually highly recommended to preserve the tooth structure and provide strength for chewing.
Root Canal Treatment Process.
- Root- means part of the tooth that is inside the bone.
- Canal- means a channel inside the tooth that houses blood vessels and nerves inside the tooth.
The process of treating any disease process inside the canal of the tooth is called root canal treatment.
Why would one need a root canal treatment?
PAIN, INFECTION, SWELLING, BROKEN TOOTH, SENSITIVE TOOTH are the few most common reasons to need a root canal treatment.
What to expect at the dentist?
X-rays, clinical exam, nerve tests are required to diagnose the need for root canal treatment. Usually, the initial visit will be meant to diagnose and plan the treatment.
If needed, our dentists will prescribe antibiotics and pain medication.
The dentist has to check and confirm few important points before planning an RCT:
- if the tooth is savable. Sometimes damage is so extensive that teeth cannot be saved.
- long term prognosis.
- discuss cost and prognosis with the patient.
- Will removing the tooth be a better option if the damage is extensive.
- If planning for tooth removal, what will be the replacement options.
Root Canal Treatment Cost
- Exam: It may cost approx. $110- $150.
- RCT: All teeth are different. Some have just one root and some may have over 4 roots. So, the cost depends upon number of roots and difficulty level. It costs between $600 to $1200.
What to expect on the day of treatment?
The tooth will be numbed. A sheet (rubber dam) will be placed on the tooth. The dentist will perform the procedure and few x-rays may be needed during the procedure. In difficult teeth with multiple canals, an RCT in Surrey may need more than 1 hour.
At the end, dentist will give you instructions and may prescribe some medicines. Most commonly, dentist will advise to take pain medicine for few days. The RCT tooth may be sensitive to pressure, chewing and eating for few days to weeks.
Home care TIPS:
- Avoid chewing on that side for few days.
- Take medication as prescribed by your dentist.
- Salt-water rinses 3-4 times a day may be a good idea.
- Eating Soft food.
Insurance & Direct Billing
We accept all Insurance plans, and do direct billing to insurance companies. Our clients do not pay upfront for their insurance covered services. We verify their eligibility and bill insurance directly.
Dental Services for Refugees
We provide dental services for refugees under Interim Federal Health Program. Our Surrey dentists are registered with Medavie Blue Cross and provide dental services for patients covered by Interim Federal Health Program.
Healthy kids program
Healthy kids program provide basic dental treatment for children in low income families. Pacific Blue Cross is the dental insurance provider under this program. We also accept adult ministry patients.
Accepts Debit/Credit Cards
At our dental clinic we accept Debit Cards, Credit Cards, American Express, and Cash.