Root Canal Therapy

root canal therapy

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure that involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp from the inside of a tooth. The pulp is the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and it can become damaged or infected due to decay, injury, or other reasons.

Root canal therapy is typically recommended when the damage or infection has reached the innermost part of the tooth and has caused significant pain, sensitivity, or swelling. Without treatment, the infection can spread to other parts of the mouth and even the body.

During the procedure, the dentist or endodontist will numb the affected tooth and surrounding area with local anesthesia. Then, they will create a small access hole in the top of the tooth to remove the damaged pulp and clean out the inside of the tooth. They will then fill the space with a special material called gutta-percha and seal it with a filling or crown.

After the procedure, the tooth may feel sensitive or tender for a few days, but most patients are able to return to their normal activities the next day. It is important to maintain good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental check-ups to ensure the success of the root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy has a high success rate, and can often save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. It is a safe and effective way to relieve pain and restore the health and function of a damaged or infected tooth.

Root canals can range in cost depending on what materials are used, what tooth needs the root canal therapy, and where you're located. They can range from $900-$1600 per tooth. Dental insurance may cover the cost of root canals, depending on the individual policy. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine their coverage and out-of-pocket costs. If not covered by insurance we offer financing through third-parties that can be used for root canals and any other dental work needed.

Find a reputable dentist, consult with the doctor, and discuss your treatment plan and all associated costs. A benefit of choosing 1st Choice Dental Centers for your root canal therapy is that we offer most, if not all, of the services needed to achieve your ideal smile under one roof!

If you're in need of root canal therapy, please give us a call at 678-293-8773 to discuss your options today!


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