Our dentists are no strangers to terrible toothaches. In fact, they are one of the most common reasons patients see our dentists in Cypress. Severe cavities, dental fractures, and broken teeth can reach deep into your tooth and cause urgent, painful problems. This is often a sign that you need immediate root canal treatment. While root canals can sound scary, you have nothing to worry about at Dentist Tree of Fairfield. Thanks to our amazing endodontist team’s steady, gentle hands and decades of experience, your procedure will be gentle, painless, and stress-free.
Do root canals hurt? Not with our incredible and experienced team at your side. Our patients’ comfort is our top priority. We know that dental emergencies are stressful, but we do everything we can to make your root canal procedure as comfortable as possible. Our office is also equipped with the latest dental technology so your treatment is efficient and expertly performed. We will numb your tooth before we start so you can have a pain-free experience. We also have dental sedation available for total relaxation in the mind and body.
Are you ready to say goodbye to your persistent toothache once and for all? To schedule an appointment with our talented team, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 281.562.7288 today.
Most root canals are performed when the tooth’s soft and sensitive center, called the dental pulp, becomes infected. As decay reaches the nerves in this part of the tooth, your diseased tooth will let you know with a burst of tooth pain, which can come and go or stay sharp for hours and days. This is your body’s alarm bells going off, telling you that you need immediate treatment. Otherwise, your tooth is in grave danger, and waiting too long could lead to it dying and requiring extraction. However, tooth nerve pain isn’t the only warning sign that you need an urgent root canal. Be on the lookout for these common symptoms too:
Please see our dentists as soon as possible if you experience these symptoms, especially if your tooth pain suddenly disappears. At this point, the damage to your inner tooth can be severe enough that your tooth’s life is in danger. However, an emergency root canal can be a dentist’s last chance to save your tooth, and our expert team ensures your procedure is smooth.
Root canals have an undeserved reputation, but we promise that your procedure will be just and pain- and stress-free as a standard dental filling. The entire procedure will be done under local anesthesia so you won’t experience even the slightest twinge from your troublesome tooth. Like a filling, our expert staff will remove the hurt and inflamed tissues in your tooth before sealing and reinforcing your tooth. Since tooth damage extends further, we may need to clear entire roots or drain a tooth abscess to remove all of the hurt and infected pulp.
Once only healthy tissues are left, we will fill and seal the newly-hollowed tooth. Without the nerves and blood supply needed to keep it healthy and alive, your tooth will be weaker, more brittle, and prone to breaking without proper reinforcement. While a filling can do the job well, the best long-term choice is a dental crown. Crowns are incredibly sturdy and give your entire tooth long-term protection from injuries and tooth decay. Porcelain crowns can stay in great shape for 15 or 20 years with good care. Once everything is in place, you’ll enjoy your old smile exactly as you used to.
How long does a root canal take? Depending on the severity, your tooth can be restored back to its old self in one or two visits to our dental office. On average, most root canals are performed in 30 to 60 minutes, with the second visit often needed to replace your temporary crown with a permanent one. Complex cases and teeth can take up to 90 minutes or more. Regardless of your treatment’s length, our family dentists are committed to ensuring your procedure flies by quickly and is over before you know it.
The cost of your root canal depends on several factors, including the severity of your tooth damage and the tooth’s location. Front teeth usually have fewer roots than molars, so treating them is less complex and can typically be completed faster. The restoration needed to seal your tooth—dental filling or crown—can also affect your final treatment cost. Dental sedation, which is available on request, can also be an additional optional cost. Luckily, root canal treatments are covered by most dental insurance plans. Our office accepts the majority of most PPO plans and are in-network with several providers.
At Dentist Tree of Fairfield, our first-rate dental team is committed to providing affordable dental care to all of our patients. We believe that everyone deserves to have a beautiful, healthy smile. Along with dental insurance, we also accept alternative financing options to ensure your dental work is always manageable on your terms. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our dental office and schedule a consultation with our caring team.