Root canal treatments are performed when something called the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected or irritated. The pulp contains the nerves and blood vessels of your teeth.
The area around your affected tooth is numbed before a root canal is performed. Your dentist will have to drill a hole in your tooth to access the pulp. Once the infected pulp is removed, the nerves and blood vessels are gone, too, and the inside of your tooth is filled with medication. Depending on the severity of the damage to your tooth, it may take multiple appointments to complete the root canal.
Once the root canal work is complete, a cap, also known as a crown, may be needed to take the place of the area of the tooth that has been drilled away. A crown looks very similar to the tooth itself and is affixed to the top of your repaired tooth.
The practices below offer this specialty care. Select a practice that best meets your budget and availability for appointments.
We offer comprehensive dental care performed by dental residents who have already received professional dental degrees and are completing advanced training under the supervision of dental faculty.
Average Cost: Fees average 60% of the cost of private practice
Appointment Time: Slightly longer than private practice
Education: Graduate dentists completing advanced training
The Faculty Practice at UT Dentistry is staffed by licensed dentists who are also on faculty at the School of Dentistry. When you receive treatment by dentists from the School of Dentistry, you'll get services and expertise from seasoned professionals who also teach our future dentists. Our office has the feel of a private practice with the resources of a nationally recognized dental school.
Average Cost: Equal to private practice
Appointment Time: Equal to private practice
Education: Faculty dentists