About Root Canal Therapy
No one wants a Root Canal. They tend to be associated with causing pain but that actually isn't true. Root Canal Therapy relieves pain.
Deep inside of the tooth is the root, also known as pulp. Bacterial infection inside of the pulp can cause extreme pain, swelling, and without medical attention, can cause the tooth to die. When the pulp of a tooth is found to be infected, root canal therapy is our recommend treatment. Root canal therapy is a procedure which effectively eases the pain associated with a bacterial infection deep within the tooth. This treatment also stops the infection by removing dead and dying tissue from the tooth's pulp, in essence saving the tooth. Once the infection is removed a filling material or a crown will be needed to restore the tooth.
If you are in pain and think you may need a Root Canal, give us a call today at 404-255-6782 to schedule and exam and consultation. We are looking forward to getting you comfortable so you can Start Smiling again!
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I had a root canal today with Dr. Cherof. I was not exactly looking forward to this procedure and was nervous. However, Dr. Cherof had told me that root canals got a bad rap and that it shouldn't be any worse than a filling. He was absolutely right! I never expected to be crowing about a root canal, but this truly wasn't that bad. Dr. Cherof and Tamara were both very kind, patient, and informative, telling me just what to expect. Having the information in advance definitely helped calm my nerves."- S.M. / Yelp / Aug 09, 2017
"It was my first time going to Dr. Sayeg. And it was great. I'm what he said is referred to as a "Fearful Patient" which I sure am. Dr. Sayeg and his team made every attempt to put me at ease with the process and with the procedure I was about to have. I only had my X-rays taken and my teeth cleaning done, and I felt very comfortable throughout and felt like I was in great hands with his team. I have a couple of fillings and a root canal to do and I'm Definitely gonna do it here...no doubt about it."- G.M. / Yelp / Jul 26, 2017
"Another fantastic dental experience with Dr. Cherof. I always have complete confidence in all of my treatments and procedures. I can sit back, relax, and know I'm in good hands. Wonderful staff too!!"- A.M. / Google / Mar 05, 2017
What to Expect
If only local sedation is used, you will be able to drive and recover at home, but some sedation options may require you have a responsible adult pick you up. Patients will have temporary numbness and some may have minor discomfort that can usually be treated with an over-the-counter painkiller. If a temporary crown was placed over the tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and fitted at a separate appointment. After a root canal, oral care including brushing and flossing at home plus visits to the dentist as recommended are important to maintain the health of the treated tooth/teeth.
Root Canal Treatment costs can vary depending on where in the mouth the tooth is located and how many roots the tooth has. If you feel you may need a Root Canal, the first step is to get you in for an exam and take an x-ray of tooth for a correct diagnosis. At that time, we can get you an accurate estimate. Give us a call today for an appointment!
Insurance: Dental Insurance plans usually cover a portion of the cost for a Root Canal. If you'd like us to confirm what your benefits would be in our office, give our insurance experts a call at 404-255-6782.
Start Smiling Dental offers several payment plans and long term financing through Care Credit and Lending Club. We will work hard to fit the treatment you want and need into your budget!
Plan Your Procedure
To relieve your pain and prevent more serious dental problems, don't avoid talking to your Start Smiling dental team about a root canal. With modern dental equipment and techniques as well as sedation options, fixing an infected tooth doesn't have to be painful or time consuming.