Endodontics At Dental Partners of Vero Beach
Dental Partners of Vero Beach provides endodontic treatment in Vero Beach, FL. Call 772-569-4118 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
The goal of endodontic treatment is to save an infected or damaged tooth and prevent the need for extraction. Also known as a root canal, endodontic treatment involves opening the affected tooth, removing the tissue inside (pulp), cleaning and disinfecting the chamber, and using a rubber-like filling to seal the tooth. A crown is placed on the remaining tooth structure to restore function and prevent reinfection. While root canals have a reputation for being painful, you’ll be happy to learn that modern techniques and local anesthesia make root canals no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling.
What Are The Symptoms Of An Infected Tooth?
While root canals may be needed for cracked or badly damaged teeth, the most common purpose is to treat an infected tooth. The primary sign of tooth infection is extreme pain, especially upon biting and chewing. Tooth sensitivity is also common when drinking hot or cold liquids. Eventually, you may develop a small pimple-like bump on your gums near the affected tooth, which is another sign that your root is infected.
What Endodontic Procedures Does Dental Partners of Vero Beach Provide?
At Dental Partners of Vero Beach, we offer a number of endodontic procedures beyond root canals. These include:
- Cracked Teeth
- Internal Bleaching
- Post & Core
- Root Canal Therapy
- Root Canal Retreatment
- Traumatic Injuries
- Vital Pulp Therapy/Pulpotomy
Frequently Asked Questions About Endodontic Treatment
How much is endodontic treatment?
Root canal treatment is usually between $700 and $1000 for an incisor and $900 to $1500 for a molar. This price doesn’t include the cost of the crown or restoration that is used to repair and seal the tooth after your root canal. If you have dental insurance, the cost of your root canal should be at least partially covered.
Is endodontic surgery painful?
Contrary to popular belief, root canals and other endodontic procedures are not painful. Your tooth and the area surrounding it will be completely numb before we begin any work. As with any dental procedure, you may experience some discomfort from having to keep your mouth open for an extended amount of time, but you won’t experience pain. After the procedure, you may have some soreness and sensitivity, but over-the-counter pain medications are usually all that is needed to relieve this.
Is it better to have a root canal or extraction?
If you have a choice between the two procedures, you should always opt for the root canal. By saving your natural tooth, you’re also saving yourself from many inconveniences and complications down the road. Keeping your tooth in place prevents bone loss in the jaw, which can cause a weakened bite, compromise adjacent teeth, and even lead to a prematurely aged appearance. Replacing an extracted tooth with a bridge or dental implant is costly and the recovery from extraction is usually more uncomfortable than that of a root canal. There’s really no reason to choose an extraction instead of a root canal unless a tooth cannot be saved.
How do you keep your tooth white after a root canal?
This is a concern of many patients, which is understandable. We offer internal bleaching treatments for teeth that have had root canals since the color change is from the inside, not from the outside like other causes of tooth discoloration. Cosmetic bonding and dental veneers can also be used to whiten a tooth after a root canal.
Call (772) 569-4118 to schedule your appointment.