Root canal treatment is required if the nerve becomes infected or irreversibly inflamed. Signs that a root canal is required include:
- Severe tooth sensitivity or tooth ache
- Hot and cold sensitivity
- Discomfort when biting
- Trauma/damage to the nerve of a tooth
- Dental abscess.
If your dentist recommends a root canal treatment it can take numerous sessions and then a crown maybe recommended. But this is a safe solution that can be used to save your tooth and maintain your natural smile.
Root canal treatment can cost between $900-$1700 before any major dental health insurance rebates depending on the tooth type and the number of canals.