3 Things To Know About Root Canals

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Hearing that you need a root canal while at the dentist can be quite overwhelming. However, if you have an infection inside your tooth, endodontic therapy, also known as a root canal, is necessary. Root canal services remove a tooth's nerves and pulp to get rid of the infection and prevent future damage. While it may seem painful, you'll feel a lot better after the root canal since it is a pain-relieving procedure. Here are three things you need to know about root canals.

You May Require More Than One Session

During a root canal, your dentist will remove the diseased pulp and the nerves, fill the hollow area with a rubber-like material, and then top the tooth with either a crown or a filling. The entire process can take anywhere from one to three appointments to finish. Typically more extensive infections require more work and may mean multiple appointments with the dentist to complete the procedure. 

What Impacts The Cost

Things that will impact the cost of your root canal services include whether you require an endodontist, the extent of the infection, and whether you have dental insurance. If you have dental insurance, your policy will likely cover at least a portion of your root canal cost. Root canal services are available through most general dentists, but if you require an endodontist, it may increase your costs by up to 50 percent. Finally, the more extensive the infection, the more your root canal will cost.

You'll Feel Much Better Afterward

Root canals may have a reputation for being painful, but they are no more painful than regular dental fillings. You'll typically feel much better after the root canal than you did before. This is because the nerves of the tooth are removed during the procedure, along with the infected pulp. You'll feel pain relief after the procedure is over. It's also important to note that a tooth's nerve is not necessary for its function, but you will no longer be able to feel the sensation of hot or cold through that tooth. 

A root canal sounds scary, but it will provide a lot of pain relief. There are a few things that you should know about root canal services. First, while they are often finished in one session, you may require multiple sessions depending on the infection's severity. The costs will vary depending on the extent of the damage, whether you have insurance, and whether you require an endodontist. The good news is that after the root canal, you will experience pain relief. Contact a root canal service for more information.


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Mouth Rinses Are Not Just for Bad Breath

I have always brushed and flossed my teeth daily, but I still had the occasional cavity when I visited the dentist for a check-up. He told me it was normal to have a cavity on occasion and that I shouldn't let it stress me out too much. Well, I am not one to just accept any problem I am having, so I started looking into how to improve my oral hygiene even more. I had always thought mouthwash was just to improve your breath, but I found some that said they helped keep cavities away. I started using one every day before bed. I haven't had a cavity in two years now, and I think the mouth rinse is the reason! I created this blog to remind other people that even if they brush and floss regularly, they can always find ways to take even better care of their teeth.