Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal, is a procedure that involves removing the pulp of the tooth. This is typically because it is infected and causing extreme pain.
Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing a root canal utilizing a specific electrical handpiece. This tool often makes the process faster and allows the dentist to perform the process with greater ease.
At SofTouch Dental, Dr. J. Nguyen can perform a root canal treatment and restore the tooth with a crown in one visit under sedation.
This is one of our "Bread & Butter" procedures that is performed on a routine basis during - often during an Emergency Treatment, to help save the tooth.
If you have a throbbing tooth pain, you need to seek the dentist immediately, as a root canal treatment is time sensitive, and if you wait too long, the Doctor may not be able to save the tooth, or the Root Canal Treatment can become a high-risk procedure in an attempt to save the tooth.
Remember, a routine six-month checkup can you save money in the long-run so that any dental issues can be caught early and treated easily. When a cavity has penetrated too deeply into the nerve of the tooth, causing throbbing pain and infection, a filling is no longer effective. If it is not too late, the Doctor will perform the Root Canal Treatment (RCT) in an attempt to save the tooth. In most cases, the tooth will then need to be protected with a crown (cap) to prevent recurrent infection or fracture. At SofTouch Dental, the two procedures can be performed simultaneously to ensure the success of the root canal treatment.
An emergency root canal and crown can be very costly - as much as $1,000 - $2,500 to save the tooth. PPO dental insurance typically only covers up to $800-$1000 depending on your plan.
Now you might say: "Well, I might just have the tooth removed." That is another option, but remember, removing the tooth and replacing it with an implant/crown will cost even more.
Not replacing the missing tooth will cause adjacent teeth to drift, drop and "out of alignment" causing more problem like broken teeth, extrusion, decay; and in the end, you could lose more teeth, costing more and more money. Our team is dedicated to your dental health, and we will always work to keep your smile healthy and beautiful. Regular checkups are essential in achieving this.
To learn more about root canal treatments in just one visit, or to schedule an appointment, call our friendly team today at (407) 602-3502.