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Root Canal Therapy – Hoover, AL

How Root Canals Save Your Tooth

Root canal therapy 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.

Why Choose Moulton Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

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

Root canal therapy 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.

Learn How Root Canals are Performed

Dr. Moulton will likely recommend non-surgical treatment if you experience any of these symptoms. This will work to eliminate diseased pulp. To remove this damaged pulp, the root canal is thoroughly irrigated and then sealed. With therapy also comes local anesthesia to make you feel comfortable. Furthermore, treatment may also be completed over multiple appointments. In most cases, success for root canal therapy 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.

What to Expect Following Root Canal Therapy

Within a few weeks of completing your treatment, you’ll need to contact our office for a follow-up restoration to cover the tooth. At this point, we will determine the best restoration for your tooth. Following a routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery, it’s rare for patients to experience complications. In the event a complication does occur, our office is available at all times to assist you. Make sure to continue your daily at-home oral care to prevent further decay.

Cost of Root Canal Therapy

Depending on the severity of the damage to the affected tooth and which tooth was affected, the cost of the 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.