Lovett Dental practices root canal therapy (also known as endodontic therapy) throughout our locations in the Greater Houston Area, Beaumont, and Corpus Christi. While root canals may have a bad reputation, this dental procedure is often necessary.
We have an endodontic specialist on staff to handle the most complex situations and ensure that all our patients get the very best care. At Lovett Dental, we can make your experience virtually pain free and help eliminate dental anxieties and phobias.
What is a Root Canal Therapy?
At the center of every tooth, there’s a collection of blood vessels known as pulp. The pulp is also home to any nerve ending in the tooth. If your tooth’s pulp becomes infected, you’ll need to undergo root canal therapy. This common procedure allows your dentist to save the tooth from further infection. Pulp infections can be caused by several factors including trauma to the face, dental procedures, or a chip/crack in the tooth.
The cost of root canal therapy varies on several factors including the severity of damage to the tooth. But don’t let price be a prohibitive factor when it comes to this necessary dental procedure. If not addressed, the infected tooth will not heal, and you run the risk of losing the tooth altogether. The sooner the infection is addressed, the better off you’ll be.
Lovett Dental accepts most insurance plans and has several dental payment plan options to best work with your budget.
Teeth that have had root canal therapy can live as long your natural teeth. Occasionally, a tooth will not heal fully and you can feel pain in the tooth months or years after your initial treatment. If this occurs, further endodontic re-treatment therapy may be necessary.
If you think you may need endodontic treatment, contact your dentist immediately.