Root Canal Treatment cost price or charges in Kochi / Ernakulam and Kerala, is a frequently asked question by many patients. It is difficult to say the exact cost of RCT of teeth because multiple factors influence the charges of root canal treatment which we are going to be discussing here.
Tooth decay is the damage caused to the tooth structure which results in tooth cavities and eventually loss of the tooth if left untreated. When the outer layers of tooth called enamel and dentin demineralise, it leads to tooth cavity formation. At this stage, tooth decay can be treated by filling (Tooth Restoration) the cavity with restorative material. When tooth decay penetrates the inner most layer of the tooth called pulp (that contains nerves and blood vessels), the tooth damage is irreversible and may eventually lead to abscess formation and tooth loss. So, when tooth decay has reached the pulp, severe tooth pain is the most common symptom and the tooth needs ROOT CANAL TREATMENT to save it.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is a procedure intended to eliminate bacteria and infected pulp from the root canals. The infected pulp is removed and also the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to prevent further damage, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha.
Root canal treatment can save your tooth from having to be removed or extracted. Further, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.
Can Root Canal Treatment be done in single sitting ?
Yes, if there is not much of infection, single visit RCT can be performed. If the tooth infection is more, then 2-3 visits are required to ensure complete removal of the infected tissues, where the RCT specialist (Endodontist) will place medications in the root canal spaces which helps for better healing of the tooth.
What is the cost of root canal treatment in kochi / ernakulam, kerala?
The cost of root canal treatment in Kochi / Ernakulam depends on the condition of tooth and the severity of infection involved. Some of the factors that decide the root canal treatment cost price are:
The cost is higher for back teeth compared to front teeth as the posterior teeth have more number of roots and root canals.
If the root canal treatment is performed by an endodontist who is a root canal specialist, the cost can increase compared to treatment done by a general dentist.
Technology and materials used in treating the infected tooth for root canal treatment is also a deciding factor like rotary endodontic systems, Protaper Files / Guttapercha etc..
Laser assisted Root Canal Treatment ensures better disinfection and microbe free environment. CT guided Root Canal Treatment gives 3D view of the tooth, along with any accessory root canals and the extent of infection in the bone as well. Microscopic endodontics increases the effectiveness and outcome of the root canal procedure as precision magnification of the tooth up to 3x to 15x is enabled. Such techniques when involved in root canal treatment, the charge of RCT may increase.
After root canal treatment, if there is an inadequate amount of sound tooth remaining, a post and core build up might be necessary. It helps to achieve better retention of crown, and furthermore to redistribute stresses down onto the root, thereby reducing the risk of fracture. In such cases additional costs can incur.
Generally, the root canal treatment cost price at FMS Dental Kochi / Ernakulam, Kerala starts from Rs. 4500/- and depending on the clinical condition of tooth and add-on procedures involved, the cost may vary.
Root canal treatment usually has a high success rate of saving the tooth and eliminating the infection when done by an endodontist. At FMS Dental, our senior root canal specialists / endodontists make sure that the risk of failure is minimized by combining technology with experience.