Root canal treatments are commonly performed procedures that can save seriously damaged or infected teeth. The qualified dental team at Ideal Dental of West Frisco has a great deal of experience with root canals. In fact, our dentists will do everything that they can to save your teeth. If you believe that your severely damaged or infected tooth makes you a good candidate for a root canal, contact our team today.
Root Canal Procedure
Severely damaged teeth may not be a totally lost cause when you have our dentists in West Frisco on hand. Scheduling an appointment for a consultation will help us to get you in the door so that we can decide whether or not you are a good candidate for a root canal. If our dentist decides that you are, we will answer any questions you have about the root canal process. We will also provide you with an estimate so that you won’t be surprised when you receive the final bill.
What Does a Root Canal Procedure Entail?
Your teeth are made up of several different layers. The harder layers are made of white enamel and dentin. Beneath these layers is the pulp. The pulp is an incredibly soft tissue that is comprised of tissue, blood vessels and nerves. This area serves to keep growing teeth in place until the tissue surrounding the teeth can hold the teeth in correctly.
If you’ve been experiencing oral pain, you may have some kind of an infection or inflammation located in the pulp. When this happens, your dentist will probably recommend that you undergo a root canal procedure. This infection is typically caused by structural damage to the tooth, extreme tooth decay or faulty crowns. If you fail to have this issue treated, you may wind up with a dental abscess, which is an incredibly painful infection that can be difficult to fix.
While you may be nervous about your procedure, there is nothing to worry about. Root canal therapy is a routine surgery that saves millions of teeth per year. If you would like, your dentist will ensure that you are given an anesthetic to ensure that you do not feel anything during the procedure.
The procedure consists of several steps. The first step is for the dentist to take out the pulp. After this, the dentist proceeds to the second step. This step consists of the dentist cleaning out and disinfecting your tooth. During the third step, your dentist will fill the inside of the tooth with a rubbery material known as gutta percha. The fourth step in the process is when the dentist places a crown over the tooth. This crown will blend in with the rest of your teeth and enable you to speak and eat properly.
Root Canal Dentist or Specialist?
In most cases, you will not need to see a specialist for your root canal. Our dentists are well equipped to handle most root canals. If your case happens to be more complex, we may refer you to a specialist. Complex cases involve teeth with several canals in them. Most of the time, these complex cases involve the molars. Your dentist will make the determination as to whether or not you need a specialist at your initial appointment. If your dentist decides to do your root canal at our clinic, you will be given a full treatment plan and cost estimate before the procedure. If you’re experiencing severe dental pain and can’t seem to find the cause, don’t hesitate to call us. We will work to get you seen as quickly as possible.
What’s the Cost for a Root Canal?
Most people don’t have a lot of room in the budget to spend on severe dental issues. This can leave people in a bind when they find out that they need to have a root canal done. Waiting to do the surgery can cause many severe issues down the road, so it’s important to get it done as soon as you can.
While we will provide you with an estimate, the overall cost of your procedure will be determined by the complexity and location of the root canal. The cost of your dental crown or crowns is typically included as part of your estimate for the procedure. You’ll be happy to hear that most dental insurance companies provide coverage for root canals. Our team is always happy to file claims on your behalf so that you can be sure to receive the benefits that you deserve under your plan.
Our clinic is proud to offer flexible payment options to our patients. If you’re worried about paying your bill, you may be able to set up a payment plan to gradually pay off the balance of your bill.
No matter how severe your tooth decay or infection may be, our skilled dentists in West Frisco will help to relieve your pain by making your teeth healthy again. Pick up the phone now and take your first step toward achieving dental health.