Are you experiencing throbbing pain near the bottom of your teeth, sensitivity, or abscesses? These are all potential signs of a root canal infection. Although the phrase “root canal” might incite fear for some, root canal therapy is a great way to alleviate your pain and prevent further damage and decay.
What Is a Root Canal Infection?
A root canal infection is an infection of the pulp, or the soft tissue that lies at the center of your tooth. When the infection spreads to the roots of your tooth, it can become extremely painful and almost intolerable to touch your tooth.
If left untreated, the decay can travel to the nerve, which can lead to permanent damage of your tooth. A root canal procedure can salvage your natural tooth.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal helps flush out the infected pulp and replace it so that you can avoid any further damage to your teeth. First, your dentist will numb the area so you won’t even feel a thing. Even though root canals are normally described as painful, they actually only feel like a basic filling. Your dentist will then clear out the infected pulp and fill the tooth with a material called gutta-percha, which acts as a synthetic pulp. Your dentist will then fill your tooth or top it off with a crown, depending on the extent of the decay.
How Much Is a Root Canal?
The cost of a root canal depends on the location and the condition of the infected tooth, but we’ll be able to give you a proper estimate during your initial consultation. At Stono Dental Care, we offer a variety of flexible financing options and have a dental savings plan so that you can enjoy a treatment plan that’s not only great for your teeth, but for your budget too.
Caring for Your Tooth After a Root Canal
After your root canal procedure, you can care for your tooth just as you normally would. You can brush, floss, and eat as you normally would, but be sure to maintain a consistent dental routine in order to prevent future infections or decay.
Root Canal Therapy at Stono Dental Care
If you think you might need a root canal, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Stono Dental Care! We’re excited to give you the gift of a healthy smile in a comfortable, relaxing environment. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!Contact Us