Root Canal Therapy – Sarasota, FL
Rescuing Sarasota Smiles with Root Canal Therapy
With modern techniques and Dr. Hoffman's experience, root canals have become a mainstream procedure, and oftentimes, patients complete their therapy during a single appointment. With this type of therapy, you can expect to enjoy a healthier, longer-lasting smile. Should you feel that your tooth may be compromised as a result of severe decay or trauma, call us to schedule an appointment.
Why Choose Parkway Ridge Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
- Serving Sarasota Residents for 35+ Years
- Dentist with Decades of Experience
- We Welcome Your Dental Insurance
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
A tooth is composed of several layers: protective enamel, sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp and canals that run throughout the length of its roots, commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth. Due to cavities, injuries, or fractures, harmful bacteria can make their way into the tooth, infect the pulp, and cause pressure and pain.
If you discover that you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, do not wait to call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Hoffman:
- Swollen gum tissue
- Tooth discoloration
- Increased sensitivity
- Pain throughout the tooth or face
- Loose tooth
- Difficulty eating
The Root Canal Process
Before the procedure begins, Dr. Hoffman will administer local anesthesia so that you experience no discomfort throughout the process. He will then use a dental dam to not only isolate the problem tooth but also protect surrounding teeth and gums.
During the treatment, he enters through the top of the tooth’s crown and accesses each of its canals, cleaning it, disinfecting it, and sealing it with a biocompatible substance.
Root canals are an effective way to save teeth and help restore and maintain your oral health. In most cases, following treatment, a tooth may require a customized dental crown to restore its uncompromised function. In most cases, it will take a few weeks before the finalized crown is complete and ready to be placed.
The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
While root canals are often believed to be painful procedures that do more harm than good, this is simply not the case at all. There are countless benefits that can arise as a result of a root canal, some of which include:
- The ability to avoid tooth extraction, allowing you to keep your natural tooth in place for longer
- The elimination of pain caused by the trauma or infection inside the tooth
- A natural-looking and comfortable restoration that helps to protect and restore the tooth
- A more cost-effective option as opposed to spending more for extraction and tooth replacement
- A high success rate
Understanding the Cost of Root Canals
The cost of your root canal will be determined at your first appointment. That way, we can provide you with an accurate estimate of the price once we have a thorough understanding of what’s needed to restore the look, health, and function of your tooth! In the meantime, you can learn more about the cost by reading on.
Factors That Can Affect Root Canal Cost
After taking X-rays and conducting a visual exam, we’ll be able to determine important information like the type of tooth that’s being treated, how complex your case is, and the restoration needed to protect your treated tooth from harm moving forward. Only then will we be able to create your custom treatment plan and share the cost. Don’t worry – we will also answer any questions you have at this time as well as review the financial solutions we offer so you don’t stress about the cost of your care.
Is it Cheaper to Pull My Tooth?
When comparing the cost of root canal treatment to the cost of having your tooth extracted, it may seem like the latter is cheaper. However, that’s usually not the case. After all, if you have your tooth removed, you need to put a dental bridge or implant in its place, which comes with an additional cost. Plus, even with the modern tooth-replacement solutions available today, there’s nothing like your natural teeth, which is why we only recommend extracting them when there are no other options.
Does Dental Insurance Cover Root Canal Treatment?
Dental insurance providers often do cover a portion of the cost – whether it’s the price of the emergency exam or 50% of the restoration needed to protect your tooth moving forward. If you currently aren’t familiar with the fine print on your plan, then we recommend reading through your paperwork, calling your provider directly, or getting in touch with us! We’re proud to welcome dental insurance, and we’re even a preferred provider for several of the nation’s leading carriers. As a result, we can help you find the answers you’re looking for as well as file the claims on your behalf so using your available benefits is easy.
Other Options for Making Root Canal Treatment Affordable
In addition to welcoming dental insurance, our team is proud to offer periodic special offers as well as financing options. That way, you never have to choose between the health of your smile and the health of your wallet. If you have any questions about these financial solutions, don’t hesitate to let us know so we can help.
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