Root Canal Dentist – Serving Spring, TX
If you are in the Spring, TX area and are needing a root canal, or any other form of endodontic procedure, look no further than Dr. Jasmine and her team at Best Dental. Dr. Jasmine and her team at Best Dental are proud to serve the Spring, TX area with affordable root canal therapy.
The dreaded root canal! Also known as Endodontic therapy, it is a dental procedure that removes infected tissue within the tooth structure. Root Canal therapy also provides protection from future tooth invasion of microbial particles.
Below are some common questions our patients ask us about root canal therapy. Feel free to call our office or schedule online in you have any further concerns.
How is a root canal performed or done?
There is a series of steps in performing a root canal.
- Local Anesthetic is administered to numb your tooth.
- A dental dam is placed to help isolate the tooth to prevent any bacteria or debris from entering the area.
- The tooth cavity is removed and a small hold is made to gain access into the nerve area of the tooth known as the dental pulp chamber.
- The inside of the tooth within the canals are cleaned out with special instruments and liquid medicaments to cleanse the tooth from any microbes and debris that may have been harvesting there.
- The canals are dried and x-rays are taken to assure proper treatment protocols are being followed.
- After more copious irrigation with the medicaments and drying of the canals, the canals are filled with a material called gutta percha which replaces the removed tissues that were previously present in the canals. The ends of the gutta percha cones are dipped in a sealant material to seal off the tooth at the end of the roots.
- The extra gutta percha material is removed, and the tooth is re-built with a build-up material.
- After the procedure is completed a final x-ray is taken to make sure everything looks properly done.
- A dental crown will be needed after the procedure to prevent any future fracture of the tooth.
What is the cost of a root canal in Spring, TX?
The average cost of root canals in Spring, TX is $1,000. The price will vary based on which tooth is needing the root canal, the treating dentist or endodontist, and the complexity of the procedure itself.
Cost of Root Canal Treatment in Spring, TX
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Will dental insurance help pay for my root canal?
Most dental insurance plans will help with the cost of your root canal. Plans vary, but most will cover a portion of your treatment. At Best Dental, our team of specialists will verify your benefits and let you know exactly how much of the costs they will cover on your behalf.
How much is a molar root canal at Best Dental?
We charge a flat rate of $750 for our molar root canals. If any other procedures are needed, we will let you know at your examination appointment.
Are root canals safe?
They are very safely performed under the right hands. You certainly want a dentist with a lot of experience handling your case if you do need a root canal canal. With over 17 years of experience, Dr. Jasmine has performed over thousands of root canal treatments throughout her career.
Are root canal procedures painful?
We get this question asked by almost all our patients who need a root canal. If the area is numbed properly with local anesthetic, you should not feel any pain during your treatment.
Are root canal procedures expensive?
Root canal treatment can cost anywhere between $400-$1,000 depending on the complexity of the procedure. The good news is that Dental Insurance can cover a large percentage of those costs, and those without insurance can benefit from third party financing and/or our dental savings plan that removes 25% off all of your dental needs.
Are root canal teeth harder to remove or extract?
Yes they are. After a root canal, the blood supply to the tooth is removed. What happens after is that the tooth will start to slowly fuse with your own bone tissue as the ligament that originally connected the tooth to the bone erodes away.
What is root canal surgery?
Sometimes when a retreatment fails, or when access to get within a tooth is a difficult a surgical procedure known as an apicoectomy is performed. This procedure involves the reflection of your gum tissue to access the area of the tooth that is infected.
Instruments and materials are used to remove the infection and to subsequently seal the area so that bacteria can’t re-infect the area once again. After the procedure your gum tissue is placed back and stitches are placed to hold them into place until complete healing has occurred.
Can a root canal cause nerve damage?
If not performed properly, there are some instances (especially on lower teeth) that a root canal can cause nerve damage. Some of our lower molars are closely situated to a very important nerve that runs in our lower jaw bone.
If during the procedure these instruments are pushed passed the ends of the roots of the tooth, nerve damage may occur. Dr. Jasmine will go over your particular case with you in detail and let you know of any risks prior to any root canal therapy.