Orange Avenue Dentistry
2116 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
When the pulp or soft tissue inside becomes infected, injured, or exposed from decay you might begin to experience a lot of pain and trouble using your teeth. Dental root canal treatment, which is also called endodontic therapy, is a surgical procedure that removes the pulp to permanently relieve the pain.
Damaged or infected tooth tissue doesn’t heal on its own. Because of that, you may need root canal surgery for your tooth. Some signs to look for include:
A molar root canal is the most common type of endodontic treatment. However, this therapy is effective for all of your teeth, including the front ones. There are also alternative procedures such as an apicoectomy, which involves removing the tip of the root after a prior treatment is unsuccessful. A pediatric pulpotomy involves removing diseased pulp but leaves the nerve intact.
Root canals don’t always require the expertise of a specialist or endodontist. Most of the time, the procedure can be performed by a general dentist. Therapy from an endodontist may only be necessary if you have a complex situation or must have a second treatment. Call our office to schedule an appointment for endodontic therapy from a qualified root canal dentist.
It takes just one to two hours for a dentist to perform a root canal procedure. The following are the steps performed to complete the procedure.
Getting a dental root canal sounds like it might be painful. However, our dentists keep you comfortable by using local anesthetic. If pain or other side effects develop afterward, don’t hesitate to contact our practice for a follow-up visit and pain relief.
There’s no set root canal cost. Your bill will be determined by the severity of your tooth damage and how much work is needed to repair it. You’ll also pay more for teeth with more roots. For instance, front teeth usually have just one root, while molars tend to have four. Other factors include whether or not you need to see an endodontist or need alternative procedures. Additionally, how much of the cost your dental insurance covers will affect your out-of-pocket cost. Set up an appointment for an assessment and estimate by calling our office in Orlando today.