Root Canal SpecialistThe blood vessels and nerves in your teeth are an important part of the tooth’s structure. When a tooth is damaged, those blood vessels and nerves can become infected. The common name for this part of the tooth is the pulp. Root canal therapy is a restorative dentistry procedure which removes the damaged pulp before filling the resulting cavity and sealing the tooth. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment, which can be carried out by a qualified General Dentist or an Endodontist. The number of appointments you need will depend on the severity of the damage to the tooth. Your dentist will carry out a full assessment before providing you with details on the steps involved in your root canal therapy.
Root Canal Specialist Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
Damaged pulp can result in sensitivity, pain and discomfort in the affected tooth, gums and supporting bones. Severe infections can also spread to other structures in the mouth. Root canals will relieve pain and discomfort as well as stop the infection from spreading. You will have restored functionality, which will allow you to enjoy your favorite foods and drinks again.
If you are experiencing significant pain, treatment may include a course of medication before your root canal is carried out. Once the infection has been cleared and the tooth is sealed, your dentist will also provide you with aftercare which may include further medication. At Westinghouse Dental, we are focused on ensuring every restorative dental treatment in Georgetown, TX treatment we provide to our patients is successful.
We do have In-house Endodontist (Root Canal Specialist) who treats difficult to treat molar root canals using state of the art technology and surgical microscope for greater success of treatment.
Cost of Root canals:
Root canals can range from $800-1400/tooth depending on how many roots tooth has and also if it is initial root canal or retreating a previously done root canal. Your PPO insurance usually pays portion of this and you are responsible for your copay. Typically you do need crown as well after getting a root canal to make sure that tooth does not break off.
Lot of people think that it is cheaper to get tooth pulled out and get an implant later on to save money from root canal, however, that is not true! It’s cheaper to save your tooth (if we can save it) rather than getting an implant or bridge. That being said, if we think that given tooth might not last next few years than we will recommend to move towards with extraction/bone graft and implant.
We want you to receive nothing short of the best dental care available. When you visit Westinghouse Dental for a checkup, our team uses the most advanced technology and practices to assess your needs. Early detection will ensure you receive swift treatment, so contact Westinghouse Dental to schedule your next checkup today.