Understanding Root Canals
Root canal therapy, often simply referred to as a root canal, is a procedure designed to save a tooth that is severely infected or decayed. During the treatment, our skilled dentist, Dr. Sharma, removes the infected pulp (the soft center of the tooth), cleans the inside of the tooth, and seals it to prevent future infections. Afterward, a dental crown is typically placed over the tooth to strengthen and protect it, restoring its function and appearance.
What Triggers the Need for Root Canals?
Several conditions may necessitate a root canal, with the primary cause being a deep infection in the tooth’s pulp. This infection can result from severe decay, a chip or crack in the tooth, or a dental injury that allows bacteria to seep in. When left untreated, this infection can lead to an abscess or a more widespread infection, causing more severe health problems and often resulting in tooth loss.
Recognizing When to Consult a Dentist
It’s important to consult with a dentist if you experience signs of a tooth infection. These signs may include severe toothache, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold, discoloration of the tooth, swollen or tender gums, or a recurring pimple on your gums. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to Magical Smiles. We’re not just a practice—we’re a family ready to provide the care you need.
Pricing and Insurance for Root Canals
We believe that financial concerns should never hinder you from receiving necessary dental care. At Magical Smiles, we make root canals affordable. We accept most major insurance plans and help patients maximize their benefits. For those without insurance, we offer flexible payment plans and financing options to fit your budget. Our team is more than happy to discuss costs, answer your questions, and help you navigate your options.