When a patient is experiencing pain in a localized area around a single tooth, it may be a sign that a root canal procedure is required. We know that root canals have a bad reputation.
Many patients associate the procedure with an immense amount of pain they think will be worse than what they’re feeling from the actual infection. This is simply not the case! Root canals are actually one of the simplest and most common procedures in dentistry, and they help alleviate the pain you’re already experiencing.
Our dentists at Silver Sage Family Dentistry are greatly experienced in root canal therapy. You’ll be in and out of the office in no time and will be well on your way to a speedy recovery — all while not having to deal with the bothersome pain of the affected tooth. If you need root canal treatment or you think you might need it, schedule an appointment at our dental office today!
There are a variety of different situations that could cause a root canal infection. You could have serious decay that goes deep into your tooth. It may be a result of having multiple procedures done on that one tooth. It could also be because of a crack, chip, or other dental injury. When you visit Silver Sage Family Dentistry, we’ll determine the specific culprit behind your root canal infection in order to develop a personalized treatment plan.
While some people don’t experience any symptoms, there are a few common signs to look out for. If you have a painful toothache, experience sensitivity to hot or cold, notice dark discoloration on a tooth, or have swelling or tenderness in your gums, we recommend you set up an appointment at our dental office.
Root canal therapy and endodontic therapy are often used interchangeably. The word “endodontic” is made up from “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. An endodontist is a dental professional who specializes in treating the inside, or dental pulp, within teeth.
Root canal surgery is essentially a process where we clean out the inflamed and infected pulp from within a tooth. After we’ve removed all of that material, we’ll disinfect and seal the root canal. In the final step, we’ll place some sort of restoration, like a dental crown or filling, on top of the tooth for further support.
The cost of a root canal varies depending on which tooth the procedure is being performed on and whether your insurance (if you’re using any) covers the treatment. After you’ve had a consultation at our office, we’d be happy to give you a more accurate estimate.
If you believe you need a root canal, call us today at (817) 775-5218 to schedule an appointment.