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Yes, absolutely, you can self-refer to an endodontist. Many times, this will make the process easier. Treatment will also be faster as you will not have to wait for a referral or a second appointment. If you don’t have a local dentist, we can always refer you to a highly qualified dentist once your root canal treatment is completed. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.
In one word, no. Root canal treatment should not be painful. The affected area can be numbed so you do not experience any pain during the treatment.
Having a root canal will alleviate the cause of pain in the first place. Numerous endodontic treatments are performed to relieve the discomfort of toothaches triggered by pulp inflammation or infection.
Today, Endodontists comprehend a great deal concerning pain administration. With modern methods and modern anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
For the very first couple of days after treatment, your tooth may really feel slightly sensitive, specifically if there was discomfort or infection prior to the procedure.
Non-prescription medications are normally sufficient to handle this level of sensitivity. In other cases, prescription drugs might be required to alleviate the sensitivity.
Your tooth may feel slightly different from your other teeth for a few days to a week after your endodontic therapy is completed. If you experience excess pressure or pain that lasts greater than a couple of days and its not getting better, call our office.
Yes, many patients feel comfortable enough to go to work or school after their root canal procedure. Please note that you will most likely be numb for 2-4 hours after the procedure. If work or school involve lots of talking, then you may want to take the rest of the day off as talking with a numb mouth may be uncomfortable and even a bit embarrassing. The most important thing we suggest is to avoid eating until the numbness is gone to avoid biting your lip.
Typically, endodontic treatment and restoration of the natural tooth are less expensive than having the tooth extracted. An extracted tooth must be replaced with an implant or bridge to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting. This can be costly.
These procedures tend to cost more than endodontic treatment and the restoration.
The cost of a root canal varies depending on how complex the problem is and which tooth is affected. Usually, molars teeth are more difficult to treat and thus the fee is usually slightly higher.
The good news is that most dental insurance policies provide some coverage for endodontic treatment and out of network benefits. Please call out office for more information.
An Endodontists is a highly skilled dental specialists that specializes in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatment. They are essentially dentists with additional training that focuses on treating tooth pain via root canal therapy.
One of the things that make Endodontists different is their incredible precision and hand-eye coordination. This makes them exceptional at performing complex endodontic treatments. Endodontist also receive two to three years of advanced training beyond dental school, which gives them the right education to treat even the most advanced tooth aches. Endodontists also use the most specialized and advanced technology to treat tooth pain and perform root canal treatment. Our office uses 3D dental x-ray technology to diagnose the smallest fractures and cracks in your teeth. We also use a high-powered microscope to perform micro procedures that can get you out of pain. With all the additional training and technology no one is better at saving your natural teeth than an endodontist.
It’s simple. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, aching, or throbbing, then you may need an endodontist. Also, if you have injured your tooth, or your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold, you should make an appointment to see an endodontist. If the problem requires a general or cosmetic dentist, we can always refer you to the right local dentist.