Endodontics, more commonly known as root canal treatment, is a procedure where the pulp of the tooth is removed. This is usually due to an infection inside the tooth that causes extreme pain.
Rotary Endodontics is a way of performing the root canal treatment 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 are performed on a routine basis to help save the tooth.
If you have a throbbing tooth pain, you need to see the dentist immediately as a Root Canal Treatment is time sensitive. If you wait too long, we may not be able to save the tooth, or the Root Canal Treatment can have a poor prognosis or become a high-risk procedure.
Remember, a routine 6-month check-up can actually save you a lot of money, due to the fact that if a cavity that is detected early, it can be treated with a filling. When a cavity has penetrated too deep into the nerve of the tooth, causing throbbing pain and infection, a filling can no longer restore the tooth. 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 next treatment is to protect the tooth with a crown (cap) to prevent recurrent infection or fracture.
Here, we can do two procedures simultaneously to ensure the success of the RCT.
If you have never had an RCT or a crown done, the emergency visit can be devastating since you not only have a terrible toothache, but you will also have to deal with the cost of $1,000 - $2,500 in order to save the tooth. PPO dental insurance may only cover 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 more than the RCT/CRN.
Not replacing the missing tooth will cause adjacent teeth to drift, drop and "out of alignment" causing more problem such as: broken teeth, extrusion, decay, and in the end, you will lose more teeth, costing more and more money.