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Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are often stereotyped as being painful procedures, but many patients find that they are actually quite similar to getting a cavity filled. If you have been suffering from root canal pain or other symptoms, please contact our office. Our compassionate team would be happy to help you restore your tooth and ease your root canal symptoms so you can get back to living life fully again!

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What is root canal therapy?

A root canal procedure involves making a small hole in the top of the infected tooth to remove the infected pulp. Once the tooth has been cleaned out, it will be disinfected to kill any remaining bacteria. Then, the tooth is filled and sealed to help prevent further decay. A dental restoration like a crown is usually placed over the tooth to help protect it from damage and restore its appearance.

What are root canal symptoms?

The best way to determine if a root canal is necessary is by scheduling an appointment with our team so we can learn more about your symptoms and perform a dental exam. If you are concerned that you may need root canal therapy, here are a few common root canal symptoms:

  • Unbearable tooth pain
  • Sudden tooth sensitivity
  • Change in tooth color
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Loose tooth

Why get root canal treatment?

It can be tempting to put off a root canal procedure, but infections are a time-sensitive matter that require patients to seek treatment as soon as possible to avoid further damage. If a tooth infection goes untreated, it can spread throughout the mouth and face, causing more problems for the patient. The best thing to do is to schedule your root canal procedure within the timeframe that your dentist recommends, as this can help you avoid a dental emergency and ease your painful root canal symptoms.

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What is the average cost of a root canal?

The price of a root canal depends on a few different factors, like which tooth needs root canal therapy and how many canals the tooth has. Most dental insurance plans will cover at least part of the cost of a root canal procedure, and we also accept other payment methods, including third-party payment plans through CareCredit®. Our in-house membership plan also offers a 20% discount on restorative treatments, including root canal therapy. For more information about financing your root canal, please get in touch with our office or visit our financial page.

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