Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment is used by our dentist to examine the soft core of the tooth – also known as the dental pulp – in order to locate and treat problems. This type of treatment is relatively modern, as throughout history and until the late 20th century the primary means of treating teeth with diseased or injured pulp was to extract the teeth completely. Now, thanks to root canal treatment and our dentist, injured teeth can be saved.
Dental pulp is within the tooth itself, extending from the crown to the tip of the root in the jaw bone. This is where nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue are located within the tooth. If the pulp becomes diseased from bacteria introduced through tooth decay or due to injury such as a crack or break, it may die. If an infection within the tooth remains untreated, a buildup of pus at the root tip can form a pocket of pus, called an abscess, and will result in pain and swelling if the patient does not receive root canal treatment. Furthermore, an abscess does not just affect the tooth of origin, but can also injure the jaw bone.
Root canal treatment generally will involve between one and three visits with the dentist. After determining a root canal is the right treatment for the patient, the dentist first creates an opening through the crown of the tooth and into the pulp chamber. Diseased portions of the pulp are removed and the root canal is cleaned and prepared for sealing. A patient may receive a temporary filling which will protect the root canal until a permanent crown is affixed, most often at a follow up dental appointment.
A root canal treatment can fix a problem tooth for the patient’s lifetime, if the patient takes good care of their teeth and gums. With regular dental care, the likelihood of the root canal being a permanent fix is much higher. In a properly cared for mouth, the root will be kept healthy through nourishment provided by the tissues surrounding it.
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Some of the major insurances we accept are displayed to the right, however, we gladly accept ALL PPO Insurance plans and are a Delta Dental Premier provider.
We will gladly help you to understand whether your insurance has limits on the doctors you can see or the services you can receive. If you provide complete and accurate information about your insurance, we will submit claims to your insurance carrier and receive payments for services.
Depending on your insurance coverage, you may be responsible for co-payments, co-insurance, or other deductible amounts. Please contact our office or call your insurance carrier should you have any questions.
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