A tooth infection can cause incredible discomfort, and if left untreated, can lead to other health issues and even tooth extraction.
Root canal therapy from Balboa Dental Care is a virtually painless procedure that can provide relief and eliminate infection.
Dentist Daniel Stragier has over 30 years of experience performing comfortable, effective root canal therapy for San Diego, CA, patients.
What Is a Tooth Infection?
A tooth can become infected just like other parts of the body. Teeth consist of enamel, dentin, and soft inner tissue called pulp. The pulp contains blood vessels and dental nerves, which travel down to the roots of your tooth along the root canals. When dental decay goes untreated, bacteria can settle into the pulp of the tooth, requiring treatment from a dentist or endodontist to eliminate.
How Does Root Canal Therapy Work?
Root canals have an unearned reputation as a complicated, painful endodontic procedure. In reality, your root canal can be quick and virtually pain-free.
During a root canal, a dentist or endodontist creates an opening in your tooth to clear out the diseased pulp. They then sanitize the inner chamber to eliminate any remaining trace of bacteria, fill it with an inert substance, and either place a filling or fit the tooth with a protective dental crown that helps restore appearance and function.
Do I Really Need Root Canal Treatment?
An untreated root canal infection can seriously impact the health of your surrounding teeth, your gums, and even your jaw tissue. If your tooth has become infected, it is crucial to explore root canal treatment as soon as possible to prevent gum disease, jawbone deterioration, and even the potential spread of the infection to other areas of your body.
In cases where the root canal infection has progressed to the point where a tooth cannot be saved even with the help of an endodontist, extraction is the only option. Extraction creates the need for restorative options like bridges and dental implants. Implants are much more costly and invasive than root canal treatment.
Your Comfort Is Our Top Priority
Our state-of-the-art techniques and instruments help make endodontic procedures quick, accurate, and comfortable. Dr. Stragier will only begin your root canal treatment once he knows your tooth is numb enough to feel practically nothing. We also offer oral and nitrous oxide sedation to ensure that you feel at ease while in our care.
Our dental team wants to help you as quickly as possible. We offer flexible appointments and can perform your root canal treatment as early as 7:00 am or as late as 5:00 pm.
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A Step-by-Step Look at a Root Canal
The Cost of Root Canal Treatment
At Balboa Dental Care, root canals usually cost between $850 and $1,170. Most insurance plans offer at least partial coverage for both a root canal and a restorative crown. The total price of your root canal can vary depending on which tooth requires treatment and if sedation is used in your procedure.
We accept most types of insurance and offer payment plans and financing to help you manage out-of-pocket costs.
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