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Endodontics FAQs

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No! You do NOT need dental insurance to become a patient at our practice.

We also offer financing options for your out-of-pocket costs. Dental financing is easy to sign up for, either at home online, or at our dental office, and you'll receive a quick decision so that you can move forward with your treatment.

Dental financing takes your treatment plan's total cost and breaks it into comfortable monthly payments that don't deplete your budget. There are even interest-free plans available for well-qualified patients.

We currently accept all private care insurance plans (plans that do not require you to select a dentist from a list or require our office to accept a reduced fee for service). This means that we work with literally thousands of companies. Although we maintain computerized histories of payment by a given company, they do change. Therefore, it is impossible to give you a guaranteed quote at the time of service. We estimate your portion based on the most up-to-date information we have, but it is only an estimate.

If you would like to know your exact insurance benefit, we will be happy to file a "pre-treatment authorization" with your insurance company before treatment. If you would like to do this before committing to your treatment plan, filing for "pre-treatment authorization" will delay your treatment. This extra step, however, will give you the exact out-of-pocket figures you may require.

Our knowledgeable and courteous financial coordinator can assist you in understanding and utilizing your insurance coverage to help defray the cost of your dental care. Please contact us for a complimentary benefits analysis.

We provide third-party dental financing if you are considering a more extensive treatment plan. Dental financing is a service that allows people to break down the cost of dental treatment into manageable monthly payments.

All of our x-rays are taken digitally at our dental office, which benefits both our dentist and our patients.

The fact that the x-rays are ready for viewing and may be easily transmitted to another relevant care provider is appreciated by patients. Digital x-rays also release significantly less radiation (approximately 90%) than traditional film x-rays, making them extremely safe for both adults and children.

Digital x-rays produce a sharper image, allowing for a quicker diagnosis. This form of x-ray may be easily viewed on our treatment room's television monitor, making treatment recommendations simple.

Digital x-rays also have a lower environmental impact because they do not require the use of harsh chemicals in their production.

One pair of bitewing x-rays is usually recommended once a year to provide a baseline and help our dentist see things that aren't evident to the naked eye during your checkup. As a preventative step, most insurance companies pay for yearly x-rays.

Give us a call if it's time for your next cleaning and checkup! These checkups can help you protect your smile and may prevent you from needing more comprehensive treatment in the future.

Nitrous oxide, popularly known as laughing gas, is a mix of oxygen and nitrous oxide that is exceptionally safe for both adults and children.

It's a moderate sort of sedation that makes you feel peaceful and relaxed during dental operations. It can help alleviate the dread and worry that some patients have about going to the dentist.

During your procedure, we will administer nitrous oxide using an inhalation mask, which will help you relax rapidly. When you remove the cover after your operation, the nitrous oxide exits your system fast, and you can safely drive home or return to work and complete your day.

Nitrous oxide often has no long-term adverse effects once it leaves your body, making it an excellent sedative option for most dental operations.

An endodontist is a dentist who has completed at least two years of further postgraduate training after graduating from dental school. An Endodontist can diagnose and treat illnesses of the dental pulp and adjacent tissues and distinguish between different types of orofacial discomfort with this training. When a patient's diagnosis is complicated or treatment is more complex, general dentists usually send them to an endodontist.

Endodontist clinics are equipped with sophisticated Operating Microscopes, which considerably improve diagnostic capabilities and treatment precision. We believe it is critical that our patients understand why they require endodontic treatment and are aware of the procedures they must take to achieve the best possible results. As a result, feel free to seek clarification or explanation from us at any moment throughout your consultation or treatment.

The discipline of dentistry dedicated to treating the dental pulp is known as endodontics. The crown is what you see when you look in the mirror at your tooth. The root refers to the section of the tooth that is buried beneath the gum line. The outside of the root is made up of hard tissue called dentin, whereas the internal channel, or "root canal," is made up of soft tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Bacteria and bacterial products that enter the pulp as a result of dental decay, periodontal disease, trauma, tooth fracture, or other issues can cause serious damage. To save the tooth and avoid future infection and inflammation, an endodontist removes the infected pulp. The tooth will continue to function normally after successful endodontic treatment.

When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, endodontic therapy is required. Deep cavities (caries), recurrent dental operations, and cracks or chips are the most prevalent causes of inflammation or infection. Trauma can also induce inflammation, which commonly manifests as tooth discoloration. If pulp inflammation or infection is not addressed, it might result in pain or an abscess. Even if the pulp is not inflamed or infected, your general dentist may offer endodontic therapy for restorative purposes in some cases.

An inflamed or infected tooth can be preserved with endodontic treatment. Your tooth should not pain and continue to function normally after being endodontically treated and then fixed with a crown or filling by your general dentist. Endodontic therapy has a high success rate, ranging between 90% and 95%, and is often less expensive and invasive than replacing a missing tooth with a bridge or dental implant.

Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, discomfort while biting, swelling or soreness of the tooth or adjacent gums, and the appearance of an abscess on an x-ray are all indications for endodontic treatment. In certain cases, there are no signs or symptoms at all.

The Endodontist removes the inflammatory or infected pulp from inside the tooth, cleans and forms the root canal system, and seals the prepared space. The majority of operations can now be completed in a single 60-90 minute appointment (depending on the complexity of the case). Some teeth, however, may require repeated checkups, especially if they are irritated or infected. After your treatment is finished, you will be directed to your dentist for a permanent crown or filling. Because it seals the cleaned canals from the rest of your mouth, protects the tooth, and restores its function, this permanent restoration of the tooth is an important element of treatment.

Because tooth pain is the most common reason for seeking therapy, many patients may experience discomfort before receiving Endodontic Treatment. Fortunately, modern anesthetics can usually make the surgery painless. Don't put off seeking treatment because it will make the operation more comfortable. When found early, therapy should be no more painful than a routine filling. There may be some sensitivity to biting and tenderness in the gums and jaw for the first few days after treatment, especially if there was pain or infection before to the operation. To reduce post-operative sensitivity, our doctors will usually prescribe a high-dose nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (ibuprofen). Stronger pain drugs and/or antibiotics may be provided if necessary.

We follow the most stringent infection control guidelines set forth by OSHA, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association. To eradicate any possibility of infection, we use state-of-the-art autoclave sterilization and barrier procedures.

When a tooth becomes infected, a root canal is frequently advised. Because most tooth infections are painful, you'll probably be in a lot of pain if you need a root canal.

Our skilled dentist will gently remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth during root canal therapy. When the dentist is certain your tooth is free of infection, they seal it with a temporary filling and give it time to heal.

Our dental team prioritizes patient comfort, and we use cutting-edge equipment to make your root canal treatment as painless as possible. For patients who are afraid of root canal treatment, we can offer a dental sedative called nitrous oxide.

Root canal therapy not only relieves the pain of a dental infection but it also protects the natural structure of your tooth, preventing tooth loss. After root canal treatment, we will propose either a tooth crown or a dental filling to restore and reinforce your tooth. When you rebuild your tooth, you will be able to perform all of the functions you had before your tooth got infected.

For more information about root canal treatment and how we can help safeguard your smile, contact us today.

Because you are likely in much pain when you require a root canal, root canals are generally associated with discomfort. However, it is crucial to note that your pain is caused by an infection deep within the nerve of your tooth, not by the root canal treatment itself.

Root canal therapy is a simple technique that removes infection from inside your tooth while also preserving the original tooth's structure. The technique is simple, and cutting-edge technology mixed with dental anesthetics guarantees that you are comfortable throughout your treatment.

When bacteria corrode your tooth and reach the nerve in the inner canals, an infection develops, which can be rather painful. Unfortunately, if your tooth becomes infected at this time, it will not heal without treatment. If left untreated, an infection will worsen, affecting your nearby teeth and perhaps resulting in tooth loss.

For individuals who are nervous about root canal treatment, we also offer nitrous oxide sedation.

To learn more about how we can help with root canals or to make an appointment, call our dental office today.

Root canal therapy is an excellent way to save your natural tooth and avoid tooth loss. The operation, however, causes your tooth to become more brittle since it eliminates the damaged nerve tissue from inside your tooth. A dental crown strengthens and protects your tooth's root. It also assures that your teeth can do all of the chewing functions that they did before the infection.

The dentist places a temporary filling on your tooth during root canal therapy to allow it to heal. Although a permanent filling can sometimes restore your tooth, we usually advise a crown to reinforce it once it has recovered.

Our office can handle every part of your root canal treatment and dental crown, ensuring that you get a high-quality restoration that will last for years. Our reputable dental lab usually completes your crown in two to three weeks.

If you have any queries concerning root canal therapy or dental crowns, please contact us at for more information.

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