What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a restorative dental treatment used to remove an infection from a diseased or injured tooth. Inside every tooth is a material known as the pulp, which contains nerves. This pulp can become infected for many different reasons from decay to physical trauma.
These are some of the symptoms you may experience if you need a root canal:
- Painful toothache
- Discoloration/darkening of tooth
- Swelling or tenderness in gums
- Tooth sensitivity
The root canal procedure is straightforward. Many people assume it’s a painful procedure, but it’s just as routine as getting a dental filling. We’ll numb the treatment area so you don’t feel discomfort. Then we’ll remove any infected pulp, fill the area, and seal the tooth. After the procedure, it’ll function just like your other teeth!
It used to be that having a tooth with a damaged nerve meant you would probably lose it or you would need to have it removed. With a routine root canal, we can help you keep your natural tooth.
How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?
How much a root canal costs depends on some different factors, such as where the infected tooth is and what condition it is in. For us to get you a more accurate estimate of costs, we’d have to see you in person to go over your case.
Know that Stono Dental Care offers flexible payment options, including financing through CareCredit℠ and Compassionate Finance. We also have an in-house savings plan that you can join to get 15% off treatments. Contact us to learn more!