Monday, September 28, 2009

Cost of Root Canal Treatment (Endodontics)


Root Canal treatment available at my dental clinic.

Know more about root canal.

Our teeth are actually very tough and well-protected structures. The outermost layer is enamel - the hardest known organic substance. The next layer is bone-like dentine and further down, is the highly sensitive pulp which is made up of blood vessels and nerves. 

It is the pulp that is responsible for conveying symptoms of sensitivity when a tooth is decayed or worn down by abrasive forces or acidic foods. It was also cells in the pulp that laid down the enamel and dentine during the formation of the tooth when we were babies. Once the tooth has fully formed, the pulp shrinks down and serves the sole purpose of forming secondary dentine as the tooth wears down. The older the tooth, the thicker the dentine layer and the smaller the pulp becomes as it closes in on itself. Arguably, the pulp serves little function (except to warn us that our tooth has decayed) after the tooth is fully formed and "matured". The inside of the tooth does not need a blood supply anymore. The surrounding alveolar bone and periodontal ligaments are the structures that hold the tooth in its socket, not the pulp. In fact, in many cases, the pulp is a liability. 

Being the sensitive tissue that it is, the pulp sends out strong signals to the brain when it is irritated. If the source of irritation is removed quickly enough, the pulp will stop sending signals and the individual sleeps well again. But if the source of irritation is not removed or if it's removed too late, the pulp may suffer irreversible damage. The signal the pulp sends out becomes continuous and unbearable. We call this condition acute pulpitis. 

 Keep your teeth before will too late,  root canal treatment starts from $250 - $750 . (The price included  PA X-ray, No GST, No consumables fee)  

1 comment:

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