If a toothache is keeping you awake at night, it might be caused by an infection deep within your pulp. To save your tooth and stop your pain, we might recommend a root canal in Weatherford. The endodontic procedure removes the inner layer of your tooth, saving it from extraction. Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, they often aren’t any worse than a traditional filling thanks to the latest innovations in dentistry. We’ll go out of our way to make sure that your root canal therapy is as comfortable as possible while preserving your tooth.
If you could look inside of your tooth, you’d see a chamber that runs from root tip to root tip. Through the chamber runs a tissue called the pulp, which feeds the tooth and relays never impulses to keep you aware of how the tooth is doing. When the chamber becomes exposed from decay or injury, it can damage or infect the pulp. If this occurs, the pulp must be extracted to save the tooth and stop the pain.
There are several indicators that a root canal may be in your future, such as:
After an initial consultation to ensure a root canal is in your best interest, you’re scheduled for your procedure. We’ll use an anesthetic to ensure your comfort as we open your tooth and remove any areas of decay or damage. We’ll extract the pulp before sterilizing the tooth and sealing it with a special material called gutta-percha.
Now that the health of your tooth has been restored, it’s time to preserve its integrity. A custom-made dental crown is bonded over the entire surface of the tooth visible above the gumline. This protects your tooth from additional damage while also reinstating its function and appearance.
Extracting a problematic tooth eliminates the issue, but it opens the door to a new list of complications. Every tooth is essential to healthy, functional smile. When even one is missing, it increases your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and additional missing teeth. Instead, it’s better to save your tooth with a root canal.
There isn’t a set fee for the procedure because the cost is based on your specific treatment plan. We’ll provide you with an estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options, like using your dental insurance. A member of our team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to maximize your benefits to lower your out-of-pocket costs.
If you have a damaged or infected tooth, your dentist in Weatherford can save your smile with root canal therapy. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.