Damaged or infected teeth can lead to nerve damage that results in excruciating oral pain and discomfort. In the past, this common affliction resulted in tooth extractions. Nowadays, dentists are able to address oral pain and nerve damage with root canals. This common procedure allows dentists to save teeth rather than pull them out. If you believe that you are in dire need of a root canal due to pain in your mouth or a damaged tooth, contact Ideal Dental of Teasley. We have a great deal of experience in dealing with root canals.
Root Canal Procedure
If you suspect that your teeth have suffered nerve damage, our dentists in Denton may be able to save the affected teeth or tooth. After examining you, your dentist will decide whether you are a good candidate for root canal therapy. Upon making that determination, we will thoroughly explain the treatment process and answer any of your questions. You will not feel any pain throughout your procedure. Afterwards, you will once again have a happy and healthy smile.
What Can I Expect During A Root Canal?
Many people are understandably nervous about having a root canal. However, there is nothing to worry about. Root canals are a routine procedure allowing dentists to save teeth, get rid of your pain and restore your teeth to a healthy state.
You may be wondering why dentists need to perform root canals. Beneath each of your teeth, under the layers known as enamel and dentin, lays a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp area of the tooth is made of nerves, connective tissue and blood vessels. These elements of the tooth are what enable the root of the tooth to grow when it is developing. Once a tooth has grown in, it can exist without the pulp. This is due in large part to the surrounding tissues that have developed in order to support the tooth.
Root canals become a necessary procedure when an infection or inflammation develops in the pulp. Common reasons for this occurrence include decay, faulty crowns, or damage to the tooth. If left untreated, other infections or a dental abscess may develop, leading to pain and other dental issues.
Throughout the root canal procedure, your dentist will remove the inflamed pulp out of the tooth. The dentist will then clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth before filling it with a rubbery material called gutta percha. After that, a natural-looking crown will be placed in your mouth. This crown will look just like a real tooth. The use of an anesthetic throughout the procedure means that you will remain completely comfortable while your root canal is being performed.
Do I Need to See an Endodontist for My Root Canal?
Under most circumstances, your regular dentist can perform a root canal. During your first visit, your dentist will determine whether your procedure can be done in our office. More complicated cases may be referred to a specialist such as an endodontist. If your issue is in an area of the mouth where the teeth have more complex canal systems, you will most likely be referred to a specialist. Your dentist will provide you with a treatment plan and an estimate of what your root canal procedure will cost you. If oral pain is interfering with your daily life, don’t put off your treatment any longer. Contact us to book an appointment with one of our dentists in Denton.
How Much Does A Root Canal Procedure Cost?
Most of our patients have concerns about the cost of a root canal. These concerns can sometimes lead to them putting off the treatment that they need. It’s important to understand that a root canal should not be delayed or avoided. Failure to receive the proper treatment in a timely manner can lead to tooth loss. It can also lead to the infection spreading to other parts of your face, teeth, or neck.
The total cost of your root canal will vary depending upon how severe your case is and where the affected tooth is located. In most instances, your dental insurance plan will cover your root canal. However, you should be aware that the amount that dental plans cover varies according to your provider. Be sure to speak with your dental insurance provider to find out how much they will cover.
Our dentists in Denton will work with you to ensure that you receive affordable treatment. We are able to work with many different insurance providers. If you don’t have dental insurance, we can work with you to establish dental payment plans and other flexible payment arrangements.
When you’re in need of essential dental treatment, call our dentists right away. We’ll be able to give you the information that you need about root canal treatments. Book an appointment with us as soon as you can.