Years ago, if you had a tooth that was damaged or badly decayed, the only solution was to extract the affected tooth. This left a hole in your jaw and a gap in your teeth, which could affect the structural integrity of your jaw and adversely impact your ability to chew. Thanks to technological advances in dentistry, you can now receive root canal therapy that will, in many instances, save your tooth.
The Root Canal Procedure Defined
Underlying each tooth are nerves and a pulpy substance that can become decayed or infected. During a root canal treatment, the dentist will clean and disinfect the area, fill it with a thermoplastic substance called gutta percha, and he or she may seal the area in order to prevent further damage or decay.
What Are the Steps for Root Canal Therapy?
If your jaw or your teeth are inflamed and causing you pain, you may need a root canal treatment. These problems can be cause by decay, faulty crowns and fillings, or damage inflicted on the tooth. When you make an appointment with one of our dedicated dentists, you’ll be provided with a detailed breakdown of the root canal procedure that you need and the estimated cost of the procedure. Sometimes, in cases that are very complex, such as those involving multiple canals, you’ll be referred to an outside specialist.
During the procedure, your root canal dentist will clean the infected or damaged area, disinfect it, and fill it with gutta percha. He or she will then seal the area if the tooth can be saved. We use anesthesia and other methods to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. If the tooth can’t be salvaged, your dentist will extract the damaged tooth and provide you with a temporary appliance to use until your permanent replacement is ready.
The root canal therapy procedure is performed routinely and our dentists have experience working with a number of patients to restore proper tooth health. If you suspect you need a root canal, or are experiencing swollen gums, tooth pain or an abscess, please contact our office right away.
Should I Contact a Root Canal Dentist or an Endodontist?
If you need a root canal procedure but don’t know where to find a qualified dentist, call our office in West Frisco today. We have experience with root canal procedures and endodontics. If we are unable to perform the root canal, we can provide you with a referral to a dentist who specializes in more complex root canal procedures. Don’t delay if you are experiencing dental pain because delay can exacerbate the problem. Your tooth can become abscessed and you’ll experience severe dental pain.
How Much Do Root Canal Treatments Cost?
Many people delay receiving a needed root canal treatment because they’re concerned about the cost. The cost for a root canal treatment will vary by individual and will depend on several factors, such as the condition of the tooth and surrounding area, the individual, the insurance plan, and the location of the tooth. Some teeth, such as molars, are inherently more complex, which can increase the degree of treatment needed. Teeth are necessary to maintain the structural integrity of your jaw and the proper alignment of your other teeth, so it’s important to properly maintain your teeth.
If you need a root canal procedure, call our office in West Frisco today and schedule an appointment. Delaying treatment can adversely affect both your health and your wallet. If the tooth becomes abscessed, the root canal treatment can be significantly more expensive, and an abscess can adversely affect the rest of your body.
If you have dental insurance, we can bill your provider for you. If your plan doesn’t cover the entire amount, we can work with you to schedule affordable, monthly payments. If you don’t have any dental insurance, we have several great financing options available to you, so don’t put off needed dental work due to financial constraints. Call us today in West Frisco and schedule an appointment, and we’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about our root canal procedures.
if you are experiencing dental pain, especially if you have inflammation or deep decay, call our office today in West Frisco and schedule an appointment. We would be happy to answer all of your questions about root canal procedures and our flexible financing options.