Is a root canal painful?
Root canal therapy is a routine dental procedure that is similar, but slightly more complex than a cavity filling. Local anesthesia is used to numb the tooth and the area around it so that you don’t feel any pain. We offer sedation options as well to help you relax during your procedure if you feel the need.
How long does a root canal take?
A root canal procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours. The length of the procedure varies from one patient to another depending on a variety of factors, such as the location of the tooth, the size of the tooth, and the amount of anesthesia required, among other things.
Why do I need a repeat root canal?
In some cases a tooth will become reinfected after having a root canal. This can occur when the dental pulp is not fully removed during the initial procedure. In rare cases a new root canal will form in a tooth that wasn’t there before. As an endodontist, we have specialized equipment and expertise to ensure that the procedure is successful.
Does dental insurance cover endodontic treatment?
Most dental insurance plans cover endodontic treatment to some extent. Contact your insurance provider to inquire about your plan and coverage. Financing is available if needed to make out of pocket costs more affordable.
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