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Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment (also known as "endodontic treatment" or "tooth nerve treatment") usually refers to the cleaning and filling of the roots of teeth that have become inflamed or infected. This treatment should be done by a specialised Endodontist where possible.

In the USA during 2005-2006 it was estimated that 15.1 million root canal treatments were performed annually:

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Choosing a suitable clinic for: Root Canal Treatments

Choosing a suitable clinic for Root Canal Treatment starts with correct dental diagnostics usually involving an OPG x-ray or CT-scan supported by the experience of an Endodontist (not a regular dentist) and their specialised team. Surgery should be performed using proven, high-grade root filling material, and done under a microscope or loupes.

As Root Canal Treatment is classified as outpatient surgery, it is also worthwhile looking at the level of comfort and extra services provided in your chosen dental clinic.

Reported patient feedback from patients who have had Root Canal Treatment in your particular chosen dental clinic is worth looking at.

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Treatment Time for Root Canal Treatment

The time involved with patients needing root canal treatment usually involves 1-3hrs.

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Clinic & Patient Outcomes for Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment aims to relieve the patient of the pain occurring with tooth roots that have become infected or inflamed.

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Success Rates for Root Canal Treatment

GCR looks at the long-term success rate of Root Canal Treatment in patients and if the patient is continually free of pain, able to chew and the tooth is not needing extraction.

The Worldwide success rate for Root Canal treatment: 68%-87%

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Complication Rates for Root Canal Treatment

GCR looks at the number of patients that have had Root Canal Treatment and needed root canal retreatment or the tooth extracting.

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Cost of Root Canal Treatment

US average cost of Root Canal Treatment: $700-900

Results were taken from our 2017 assessment of 127,000 dental clinics who offer tooth crowns in 126 countries where Root Canal Treatment is provided.

The cost of root canal treatment is usually charged per canal (teeth usually have 2-4 canals, however not all of them may be infected). It is much more difficult to repair a failed root canal treatment, therefore the costs for retreatment are usually much higher.