Root Canal Therapy – Denton, TX
Restore Your Tooth’s Health
Why Choose Prime Dentistry of Denton for Root Canal Therapy?
- Our advanced technology helps us properly and quickly diagnose and treat our patients.
- We are open in the evenings and on weekends, so we can accommodate your busy schedule.
- We offer a number of flexible payment option that work for any budget.
You’ve probably heard scary things about root canal therapy. Root canals have a bad reputation, but the truth is that the procedure itself is no more painful than getting a cavity filled. Perhaps the association results from the pain that often occurs before the root canal. Well, whatever the reason behind the myth, we at Prime Dentistry want you to know that you don’t have to be afraid of getting root canal treatment with us. Your oral health and your comfort are in good hands!
What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy, often called a root canal, is essentially a dental procedure to remove decay from the center of an infected tooth. When decay has reached the dentin and pulp, the inner layers of the tooth, it can trigger and damage the nerves of your tooth, causing you pain or sensitivity. A root canal removes the pulp and damaged structure and restores your tooth to full health.
Why do I need a root canal?
Chances are you’ll know if you need a root canal. A common symptom is a severe toothache or sensitivity. In other instances, one of our experienced dentists finds the problem during your oral exam or in a digital X-ray, which helps us make proper diagnoses faster. In any case, you will likely need a root canal if the tooth decay has penetrated well beyond the enamel surface, but you can feel confident that our dedicated team can get rid of the issue efficiently and effectively.
What happens during a root canal?
After numbing the area with a local anesthetic, your dentist will clean out the infected portions of the tooth structure. Then they remove the pulp and ensure that the center of the tooth is clear of bacteria. Then they can place a filling or temporary crown, depending on how much tooth structure was damaged. You may have to return another time to have your permanent crown placed.
What is the recovery like for a root canal?
Because the procedures involves the nerves of your tooth, you can experience mild to moderate pain and sensitivity afterward, but it shouldn’t last more than a few days. You can most likely manage this pain through over-the-counter medication. To prevent some of this pain, avoid chewing hard foods immediately after the procedure. If your pain continues after a few days, you should contact us.
At Prime Dentistry of Denton, we create a calm, comfortable environment, so you don’t have to be afraid of getting root canal therapy if you need it. We want to help you have a happy, healthy smile in the long term. Make an appointment with us today to see how we can help you do just that.
Understanding the Cost of Root Canals
Having learned its relevance, perhaps you want to get a root canal. That much is natural, especially since the procedure greatly boosts oral health. Still, you might be worried about the pricing. After all, the cost of root canal therapy may exceed your budget. In truth, though, this service’s price varies by the patient; you’d need to visit our dentists for an exact estimate. Luckily, Prime Dentistry of Denton will help you navigate the financial details and make care affordable. To learn more, keep reading or call us!
Factors That Can Affect Root Canal Cost
We must give you an oral exam to determine your root canal's cost. This assessment, you see, allows us to review the factors impacting treatment price. The most common of these elements include the following:
- Tooth Type & Location – Since teeth have differing numbers of root canals, the therapy’s price partly depends on a tooth’s type and location. For example, front teeth have fewer roots than molars and thus cost less to treat.
- Treatment Difficulty –A root canal will be more involved if your tooth is heavily damaged or decayed. In that case, its price will rise.
- Need for Additional Services – A root canal is often followed by filling and crown procedures. Should you need these, the price of treatment increases.
Is it Cheaper to Pull My Tooth?
Technically, tooth extraction has a lower upfront cost. You may thus feel tempted to choose it over a root canal. However, pulling your pearly white would have several negative downsides.
The real issue is that losing a natural tooth has lasting consequences. The loss not only tilts your surrounding teeth but also creates spaces that allow harmful bacteria to breed. The ultimate result would then be a crooked, unhealthy smile.
Given such effects, root canal therapy is usually the better option. It saves you more money overall than tooth extraction and replacement. Plus, it usually reduces your risk of long-term oral health problems.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Root Canal Therapy?
Since it’s a major procedure, dental insurance often covers root canal therapy. In fact, many plans will cover 50 to 80% of the cost after your deductible is met.
Even so, keep in mind that every plan is different. Your own policy might not have such coverage for root canals. Therefore, try to confirm matters with your insurance company first. Our team can even help you do so.
Other Options for Making Root Canal Therapy Affordable
Even without insurance, other ways to make a root canal affordable exist. Most dental practices have options that let patients reduce their expenses. Here at Prime Dentistry, for instance, we have:
- Special Offers – Our practice is currently running a special on urgent care. For only $29, we’ll provide you with a limited emergency exam – consultation and X-rays included!
- Dental Savings Plan(s) – By paying a yearly fee of $249, we’ll give you (among other things) a 15% discount on non-preventive treatments.
- Flexible Financing – Our office lets you pay for care in monthly, low-interest installments by working with third-party services. As such, you can cover a root canal gradually instead of all at once.
At Prime Dentistry of Denton, our team will both perform root canal therapy and make it budget-friendly. Therefore, don’t hesitate to call and book a visit!