One of Konikoff Dentistry’s important goals is helping you preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. If you have been told by one of our dentists that you need root canal therapy to save a tooth, we want you to feel comfortable with the explanation of a root canal and the procedure. We want you to understand the importance of a root canal in relationship to your dental health.
Root canal treatment (endodontics) treats disorders of the nerve (also called the pulp) of the tooth. It used to be that a tooth with a diseased or infected nerve had to be removed. In 95% of the cases today, however, this situation is no longer true. We believe in saving teeth!
As part of our commitment to our patient’s total dental wellness, we now have an endodontist on staff. Now your dentist can discuss and schedule your treatment plan directly with our endodontist. It’s convenient and easy because unlike many specialty practices, Konikoff Dentistry works with a large number of insurance providers and offers numerous options for flexible payment plans and credit. This means patients now have the opportunity to proceed with critical treatments and specialty services with us. Just one more way we are working to make you smile.
Why Do We Need A Root Canals?
The following are the most common factors contributing to people needing root canals:
- Trauma, such as a physical blow to a tooth or a constant striking of a tooth in the opposite jaw that traumatizes the tooth.
- Physical irritation caused by a deep decay or a very large filling
- Severe gum disease
Regardless of the initial cause, the tooth pulp becomes irritated and infected. Bacteria grows within the tooth pulp, causing pressure and pain. There may be swelling of the face. Sometimes, the deterioration of the pulp happens so gradually that little pain is felt. Either way, eventually the bacteria can destroy the pulp. It can affect the bone surrounding the tooth, which may lead to the destruction of the bone surrounding the tooth.
What Happens During Treatment?
If your dentist determines through x-rays and a clinical examination that root canal treatment is necessary. We will schedule a series of appointments for you. It is important that these appointments be kept to prevent delays in treatment and healing. Delays can affect the outcome. It is also essential that all antibiotics be taken and medications prescribed to hasten healing and reduce swelling.
What Happens To My Tooth After Root Canal Treatment?
Once the root canal treatment has been completed, a permanent restoration will be needed on your tooth. After a root canal has been completed, the recommended restorative treatment is a crown. Your dentist will discuss options that will best help to maintain the strength and integrity of the tooth.
Serious Tooth Pain?
Concerned About Root Canal & Crown Cost? Save Your Teeth. Call Us Now. We take tooth pain very seriously. Often, patients are concerned about the cost of root canals and we understand that concern. However, we are concerned about providing the highest quality dental services to everyone. Give us a call. We want to be your dentists.
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