Root Canal Treatment – Hoover, AL

How Root Canals Save Your Tooth

Man in red cardigan smiling after root canal treatment in Hoover

Root canal treatment has become one of the most common dental procedures today. In fact, dentists perform more than 14 million annually, making them far more common than most people would think. One of the reasons why this treatment is performed so often is because it’s one of the most effective solutions to saving natural teeth as well as helping you save costs on more complex restorative treatments. Keep reading below to learn more about root canal treatment in Hoover and why it's nothing to be afraid of!

Why Choose Moulton Dentistry of Hoover for Root Canal Treatment?

  • Advanced Ultrasonic Enhances Success
  • Dentist and Team Members Provide Highly Personalized Care
  • Natural, Lifelike Restorations Used to Cover Treated Teeth

How Root Canals Are Performed

Animated tooth receiving root canal treatment

Root canal treatment is designated for the center of your tooth where the pulp lies. As a collection of blood vessels, pulp works to build the surrounding tooth. However, if trauma inflicts the tooth, whether it’s through decay, large chips or cracks, or multiple dental procedures, it can become infected. Infection symptoms include noticeable injury to the tooth, facial swelling of the tissue surrounding the tooth, and discomfort or sensitivity when exposed to extreme temperatures, particularly in the teeth and gums.

Dr. Moulton will likely recommend non-surgical treatment if you experience any of these symptoms. This will work to eliminate the diseased pulp. To remove this damaged pulp, the root canal is thoroughly irrigated and then sealed. With this treatment also comes local anesthesia to make you feel comfortable. Furthermore, root canal treatment may also be completed over multiple appointments. In most cases, success for root canal treatment reaches 90 percent. However, if your chance for success is not as favorable or your tooth is not particularly responsive to endodontic treatment, we’ll make sure you know during your consultation or if a complication appears during or after treatment. Keep in mind that we eliminate discomfort with the help of local anesthesia. If indicated, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia as well. Not only does this mean you’ll be able to drive yourself home after treatment, but you’ll also be able to restart your normal routine.

Understanding the Cost of Root Canal Treatment

Models of damaged teeth needing root canal treatment

Depending on the severity of the damage to the affected tooth and which tooth was affected, the cost of the root canal procedure can largely vary. However, most endodontic treatments cost less than what you would pay for tooth removal and replacing the damaged tooth with an artificial one.