Root canal therapy, otherwise known as endodontic therapy, removes the nerve portion of a tooth, which is later replaced with a filling. Root canals can become expensive, very quickly. Thus, it is essential to seek preventative dental treatment, which can ultimately help detect issues before they become a costlier concern.
Patients often ask if there is any discomfort associated with root canals. Generally, root canals are an easy, comfortable procedure. Our dentists perform root canals daily and are extremely well-equipped to treat patients in this manner. In the rare case that our general dentists can’t complete your root canal, they will gladly refer you to a specialist, also known as an endodontist. Endodontists are very well equipped to hand root canals in an efficient manner.
HOW MUCH DOES A ROOT CANAL COST?
If dental insurance is unable to help cover the cost of your root canal, South Lincoln Family Dentistry offers a handful of convenient payment options. Here at South Lincoln Family Dentistry we will walk you through the entire cost of treatment. We know not everyone has money set aside for dental treatment, especially when an emergency arises, which is why we believe in making affordable dental care accessible to everyone.
South Lincoln Family Dentistry: Commonly Asked Questions
WHY WOULD I NEED A ROOT CANAL?
Most commonly root canals are needed when a cavity reaches the nerve in the center of the tooth. This can lead to pain and infection. A root canal is a procedure that removes the inflamed nerve of the tooth offering relief from pain. Root canals can sometimes be needed if the nerve of a tooth has been damaged by a fall or any other traumatic incident. Typically, a cavity in its early stages is unlikely to cause any discomfort at all. If a cavity becomes deep enough to reach the nerve, it is likely to cause a toothache. At this point, root canal therapy could be needed.
If it is determined that a root canal is an appropriate option, your dentists at South Lincoln Family Dentistry are here to help!
COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS REGARDING ROOT CANALS IN LINCOLN, NE DENTAL CLINICS
IS A ROOT CANAL PAINFUL?
When performing root canal therapy your dentist will utilize local anesthesia. This will allow your dentist to keep you comfortable while safely cleaning the inside of the tooth. We work hard to keep our patients as relaxed as possible in addition to pillows we offer blankets, headphones, and a combination of aromas within the dental clinic. All of these factors help contribute to an enjoyable more relaxing dental experience.
IS A ROOT CANAL BETTER THAN THE PLACEMENT OF A DENTAL IMPLANT?
Every patient’s individual situation is different. However, there are times that a root canal may not be the best option. Some cases where a root canal would likely not be recommended include when there is not enough tooth structure remaining or a tooth that is fractured beyond repair. Ultimately, the best treatment choice is determined based upon the condition and state of the tooth.
I’M SEARCHING FOR A “DENTIST NEAR ME” THAT ACCEPTS MY DENTAL INSURANCE…
HOW DO I KNOW IF YOU TAKE MY INSURANCE?
We can help anyone who is looking for a dentist that accepts most major dental insurance plans. If you have a question, don’t hesitate to call any of our locations or providers and ask! Many of our offices accept most major dental insurance plans. Another great option is to call your dental insurance provider and ask for a list of dentists who are in-network with your plan.
SHOULD AN ENDODONTIST PERFORM MY ROOT CANAL?
Many general dentists perform root canal therapy. However, there are cases when root canals might require the expertise of an endodontist. This does happen from time to time and if your dentist feels your case is beyond a typical routine root canal we would be happy to help you make an appointment with a skilled endodontist. If you have a toothache or think you may have an abscess please call one of our offices or schedule an appointment below.
I’M LOOKING FOR AFFORDABLE ROOT CANAL THERAPY NEAR ME IN LINCOLN, NE. CAN SOUTH LINCOLN FAMILY DENTISTRY HELP?
Yes! South Lincoln Family Dentistry allows patients to utilize their dental insurance. We also offer a handful of convenient payment options. Be sure to use the form below and schedule an appointment with any of our providers today! If you prefer to call and make an appointment, we are standing by. Our friendly team is willing and ready to take your call. We want to get you back to feeling better as quickly as possible!