What causes an infected tooth?
For a tooth to become infected, there must be an access point for the bacteria to enter the inner root canal of the tooth to infect the pulp. This could be a deep cavity, a crack in a tooth, or damage to the tooth root under the gums. A filling or a root canal performed at the right time could prevent a tooth from becoming infected.
Can I just have my infected tooth pulled?
You could, but we always recommend saving a tooth whenever possible. This is because leaving a gap in your mouth can cause your other teeth to shift out of place and tooth replacement options are costly. Endodontic treatment is the preferable option to save your tooth.
Why do I need to see an endodontist?
Basic root canal procedures can often be performed by your general dentist. But if you need retreatment or you have a complex endodontic situation, you may need the expertise of a specialist.
Is endodontic treatment covered by insurance?
Most dental insurance plans cover endodontic treatment up to a certain percentage. This is because most endodontic procedures are preventive or restorative to save the tooth and prevent the need for replacement. The best way to confirm what your plan covers is to contact your insurance provider.
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