Are you in need of a root canal or endodontic treatment? Root canals are often the most effective way to treat problems with dental pulp once decay has gotten deeper in the tooth, causing a great deal of sensitivity and pain. Smile Envy Dental Group specializes in root canal therapy to provide long-lasting, pain-free results to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and the surrounding Atlanta communities.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal refers to the treatment of a tooth with serious decay and infection. When an infection spreads through a deep cavity, deep filling or crack in the tooth, it can affect the dental pulp and nerve. Root canal therapy is used to correct the infection and save the existing tooth.
What are the Signs that a Root Canal is Needed?
Because root canals treat advanced stages of tooth decay, individuals often have signs and symptoms of a problem, such as:
- Severe pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures that lasts after eating or drinking
- Inflamed gums
- Disrupted sleep from mouth pain
- Change in tooth color
If you are experiencing any of these painful symptoms, schedule a consultation with Smile Envy Dental Group.
What is the Procedure for a Root Canal?
Typically, root canals involve only the use of local anesthesia. Once the area is numb, Dr. Fields will enter the tooth using specific tools to clean the infected area and remove the dental pulp and nerve. Following the removal process, Dr. Fields seals the cavity with specialty filling material. A crown may be placed following the filling, if necessary.
What are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?
The benefits of root canal therapy include improved sleep, eating, dental hygiene and appearance. Root canals use high-quality crowns or fillings to ensure a healthy, natural appearance to the treated tooth and overall smile.
How Much Do Root Canals in Atlanta Cost?
Root canals vary in cost from patient to patient. Without a prior consultation with Dr. Fields, it can be difficult to predict the exact cost. Our office works with each patient to make financing family dentistry procedures, such as root canals, a realistic option for care.
Dental insurance may cover root canal therapy, 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 a root canal.
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.
If you’re living with dental pain, it may be time to consider treatment options including root canal therapy. Root canals can effectively reduce pain, sensitivity and discomfort with long-term results. Dr. David Fields is proud to offer his expertise in this field to residents of Smyrna, Vinings, and surrounding Atlanta communities. Contact Smile Envy Dental Group today to schedule an appointment.