If you’re suffering from persistent mouth pain or have been referred by a general dentist for endodontics, Smile Envy Dental Group can help. Serving residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta communities, Smile Envy can provide endodontic treatment to help determine the source of pain and provide more intensive treatment.
What is Endodontics?
Endodontics refers to the treatment of the dental pulp and nerve, versus the surface area of the teeth and gums that are treated with general dentistry. The most common endodontic treatment is a root canal. In fact, “endodontic therapy” and “root canal therapy” are interchangeable terms. Because endodontics deals with a more intensive treatment structure than many family dentistry procedures, endodontics is considered a specialty.
What is Endodontic Therapy?
Endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, is used to restore the health of a tooth following an infection. The infection preceding endodontic therapy is caused by a deep cavity or crack in the tooth that has infected the dental pulp. Endodontic therapy can save the natural tooth after the infection.
Who Needs Endodontic Therapy?
An individual typically has signs and symptoms that indicate endodontic treatment is necessary. The common signs that indicate endodontic care is needed include:
- Pain so severe it wakes you during the night
- Avoiding chewing on one side of the mouth due to pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold that continues after removing the stimulus, such as ice cream or a hot beverage
- Inflamed gums near the tooth
What is the Endodontic Therapy Procedure?
Dr. Fields ensures the process is as comfortable as possible for each patient. During the treatment, the dentist will remove the dental pulp and nerve from the infected tooth and clean the surrounding area. Next, our dentist will place a filling or crown on the existing tooth structure.
How Much Do Endodontics Cost?
Endodontics encompasses many treatments and services. Because each endodontics case is different, we cannot predict the cost of your endodontic treatment. However, our office works with each patient to make financing endodontic services a realistic option for most.
Dental insurance often covers at least a portion of the cost of endodontics, but all insurance providers have unique policies. At Smile Envy Dental Group, we will review your policy and inform you of your individual costs for endodontics at your first appointment.
In order to provide affordable access, we’re proud to offer patients financing options through CareCredit®. We can determine your eligibility before your appointment, so there are no surprises when it comes to finances. We happily accept many forms of payment including credit card.
Suffering from mouth pain? Frustrated by the lack of results from other methods of treatment? Dr. David Fields is proud to offer endodontic treatment to residents of Smyrna, Vinings and the surrounding Atlanta areas. Smile Envy Dental Group gets to the root of the problem, literally, and helps to restore a pain-free smile. Contact us today to get started.