Root canal treatment is an effective way to save your smile. If you have a severe toothache or dental abscess, Bright Now! Dental offers fast and affordable root canal treatment to get you out of pain as quickly as possible.
A root canal is a special type of treatment designed to save dying or infected teeth. Also known as endodontic therapy, the root canal procedure involves carefully removing the abscessed or damaged nerves (dental pulp) inside of your tooth, then seals the hollow area off to prevent reinfection or continual damage.
A root canal is typically the last line of defense against tooth loss. Without this type of dental procedure, a severely infected tooth would eventually need to be extracted. Thanks to affordable root canals, you can preserve your natural teeth and smile for years to come.
If you have a dying or abscessed tooth, you may experience a range of symptoms from no pain whatsoever to a severe toothache. Unfortunately, the level of discomfort isn’t always an indication of whether or not you need a root canal. Other symptoms to look for include things like:
• The tooth darkening over time
• A visible fistula (blister) on your gums next to the tooth
• Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or drinks
• Pain when you’re biting down on that tooth
When you visit Bright Now for a dental exam, we’ll take an x-ray of the tooth to identify the source of infection or discomfort. If the nerve is compromised or dying, a root canal will be recommended. It’s important to treat these teeth quickly, as the infection can spread or result in total tooth loss.
Multiple factors can affect the cost of a root canal procedure, such as the number of tooth roots involved and the type of crown placed over the tooth after your treatment. During your exam, we’ll provide you with a detailed cost estimate of all applicable fees so you know exactly how much you’re saving on our affordable root canal treatments.
At Bright Now! Dental, we believe in making professional dental care affordable and available to everyone. Flexible financing and payment options are available, so you can receive the care you need without having to wait (and risk your oral health.)
By treating dental concerns early, it’s possible to prevent the need for a root canal treatment. However, if untreated tooth decay or cracks in the teeth go unaddressed, bacteria and infection can eventually penetrate the nerve tissue inside of your tooth. Traumatic injuries such as a hit to the mouth can also damage your dental nerve.
Once the nerve is damaged or exhibits signs of an abscess, it’s no longer possible to avoid root canal treatment. In fact, getting a root canal at Bright Now is the smartest way to save your tooth and avoid an extraction.
Getting a root canal at Bright Now is similar to having other routine dental work completed. Here’s what you can expect on the date of your endodontic treatment:
Step 1: Getting You Comfortable
During your procedure, our experienced dentists and staff take steps to ensure your comfort by using effective numbing medication. You’re also welcome to listen to music or request a blanket to help you feel more relaxed.
Step 2: Treating the Tooth
After you’re numb, our dentist will remove the damaged nerve, clean out the tooth and seal off the nerve chamber to prevent reinfection or discomfort.
Step 3: Added Protection
Following your root canal treatment, we will place a new protective crown over your tooth. Crowns reinforce and protect your teeth to prevent wear or breakage and keep your natural tooth as long as possible.
While minor irritation is fairly normal after any routine dental treatment, root canal therapy is no different. If needed, over-the-counter pain relievers can be taken as directed by your dentist.. If, for any reason, you experience ongoing discomfort, contact our dentists immediately.
With good home care and regular dental checkups, you can expect your root canal treatment to last about 20 years. The goal of root canal therapy is to preserve your natural tooth as long as possible. Not only does this prevent pain from returning, but it also reduces your total cost of dental care by preventing the need for an extraction and tooth replacement.
Bright Now! accepts most PPO and HMO insurances, but it’s important to note that insurance coverage may vary by plan. See a list of the major dental insurance plans accepted by our dentists. We work closely with each carrier to maximize the coverage included under your benefits, further reducing your cost of care and ensuring affordable root canal treatment (near me.)
Patients without insurance can take advantage of Bright Now! Dental’s OneSmile Dental Plan, for 20%-40% off most dental services for one low annual fee.
Painful dental emergencies often require immediate attention. If you’re exhibiting signs of severe hot or cold sensitivity, toothaches, or painful abscesses, Bright Now! Dental offers same-day emergency dental care.
Contact Bright Now! today to request an emergency appointment for fast pain relief. Our compassionate team will do everything possible to ease your discomfort, including offering gentle root canal treatments as needed.
Bright Now! offers complete dental care for your entire family, under one roof. Each of our skilled dentists allow us to provide efficient and gentle care that’s more affordable and close to home.
When you entrust your smile to the team at Bright Now! Dental, you can rest assured that our commitment to high-quality care puts your goals and comfort first. We treat you just like family and recommend the most appropriate care options—like root canals—to keep you smiling in the years ahead.
Bright Now offers flexible payment plans to make dental care affordable for everyone, regardless of insurance coverage or treatment needs. We provide various financing options to make it easier to get the care you need, right when you need it.
Don’t try to tough out painful dental infections and abscesses. See our Bright Now dentists for gentle, attentive, and holistic care that fits your family’s needs (and budget!) We’re here to provide you a healthy smile in the years ahead. Book online today to reserve your appointment.