If you experience a throbbing, sharp, or constant pain when chewing or eating, the pain may be due to damage inside the pulp chamber of the tooth. The sooner you seek treatment, the higher the likelihood dentists can save the tooth. The highly skilled dentists at Laser Dental Associates in Sterling Heights, MI can often save an infected tooth with a root canal procedure. Before treatment, patients in Troy and the surrounding areas will ask if root canals are affordable. We are happy to explain the cost factors of root canal treatments.
COST FACTORS OF ROOT CANAL TREATMENTS
It is important to seek treatment immediately for a couple of reasons. One, our team can provide relief to a throbbing toothache. Two, the cost can vary based on the severity of the tooth infection. The longer you wait, the more severe the infection can become. Many insurance companies cover root canals; however, we recommend checking your plan for coverage. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have about your coverage.
SYMPTOMS OF TOOTH INFECTIONS
In addition to a toothache, there are many other symptoms of a tooth infection including gum swelling and tenderness, tooth stains, an abscessed tooth, and prolonged sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages
THE ROOT CANAL PROCEDURE EXPLAINED
We use local anesthetic to numb the affected area before the procedure. We also offer sedation options to ensure the utmost comfort for treatment. Next, we will remove the damaged portions of the tooth, clean and disinfect the canals, and shape them. Then we seal them with a rubbery material called gutta percha. We will restore the tooth with a dental filling or dental crown. We will recommend following excellent oral hygiene practices including brushing the teeth at least twice a day and flossing before bedtime. It is important to visit our office at least biannually for dental check-ups. These appointments include examinations, cleanings, and checking the tooth restoration for optimal function.
Root canal treatments can provide pain relief from toothaches. Do you think you could have a tooth infection? The team at Laser Dental Associates can help. Schedule a consultation with one of our dentists today by calling 586-257-2081.