We Specialize in Saving Teeth
why choose GEDCfor Endodontic Treatment Services
Our Great Expressions endodontists are experts in treating your inner tooth and surrounding tissue, so you can Be Your Own Kind of Great. We all try to maintain healthy habits, but sometimes a tooth will require special care. Endodontists regularly perform routine, difficult, and complex endodontic procedures, such as root canals, endodontic surgery, and various other specialized procedures. We provide exceptional access anytime, anywhere to every endodontic service you need, and make it available under one network for easier care and treatment plans.
In addition to dental school, endodontists have at least two years of additional education to become experts in performing root canals and diagnosing and treating tooth pain. Our endodontists utilize advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology to give them an accurate picture of the inside of your tooth, allowing them to quickly treat the patient with accuracy.
We want you to live a healthy lifestyle, and our goal is to make your visit more comfortable. If you are experiencing tooth pain, you can choose to see an endodontist. Find an endodontist near you here.
What to Expect at an Appointment
- We will go over family and medical history, and discuss current issues you are experiencing
- A facial and tooth examination will take place, and X-rays may be ordered
- Treatment and pain management will be discussed. The agreed-upon procedure may take place same-day
Whether your dental care is for your family, a new smile for your next interview, braces for your future, or dentures to eat your favorite food, ﬁnancing your dental care at Great Expressions Dental Centers is as easy as smiling.
CALCULATE YOUR PAYMENT
During your initial consultation, your orthodontists will be able to determine your cost of treatment based on your specific needs. There are many factors that affect your cost of treatment, including the complexity and severity of your problem and the required length of treatment. The average cost of braces ranges from $3,500 to $8,000, with the national average at about $5,000.
There are many different agreements between insurance carriers and their subscribers; each contract provides a different benefit. Orthodontic insurance usually has a lifetime maximum for orthodontic services. This benefit is paid as a percentage of the orthodontic fee (diagnostic records, initial fee, monthly payments, etc.) until the benefit maximum has been reached. Contact your insurance company directly to find out more information regarding your orthodontic benefits.
A FSA allows you to set aside a portion of your paycheck to pay for eligible medical expenses. This is deducted from your paycheck, not subjected to payroll taxes, and transferred directly into your FSA.
Health Spending Amount
A HSA is a pre-tax benefit account used to pay for eligible medical, dental, and vision care expenses that aren't covered by your insurance plan.
YOUR ESTIMATED MONTHLY PAYMENT
This payment tool is provided to create an estimate of your monthly cost of orthodontic treatment and is provided to you "as-is." Payments cannot exceed estimated treatment months. For actual treatment costs, please schedule a consultation with one of our board certified orthodontists.
When you finance with CareCredit, you get the dental treatment you need, with zero down or minimal up-front investment.
We Accept Your Insurance
Great Expressions is In-Network with most providers, and participates with PPO and DHMO programs.
Smile Protection Plan®
The Great Expressions Dental Plan offers dental discounts without deductibles or precertification limitations.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is endodontics?
Endodontics is a highly specialized area of dentistry that treats the “inside” of a tooth — known as the pulp — and surrounding tissues. The phrase “endodontic” is derived from the Greek work “endo” meaning inside and “odont” meaning tooth. In short, it is the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries to the dental pulp along with associated conditions. Most common endodontic treatments consist of root canals or apicoectomy. At Great Expressions, we have many dedicated endodontic dentists (or endodontists) that specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of challenging endodontic conditions.
What is an apicoectomy?
An apicoectomy involves the surgical removal of the root tip (apex) of your tooth and infected surrounding tissue when a traditional root canal has failed.
What can I expect with an apicoectomy?
When your tooth cannot heal properly and becomes infected, an apicoectomy — or root-end resection — is often the most common surgical option. Your endodontist will treat the area with local anesthetic, before opening the gum tissue and removing the infected tissue under or around the tooth. The root of the tooth is also removed, and a small filling may replace the removed portion of the root to seal the root canal. The surgery will require minor stitches to assist with healing, and you may experience slight swelling while your tooth heals.
How long do endodontic procedures traditionally take?
Depending on the severity of the issue, an endodontic procedure can take anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes, or require more than one visit to your endodontic doctor. To know how long your procedure could take, contact your local dentist for more information.
patient success stories
- GEDC PatientI hadn't seen a dentist in 6 years and was scared to go to the dentist. I got in the same day I called! The staff was very kind, attentive, and thorough.
- GEDC PatientFrom the front office team to the hygienist to the dental assistants, everyone is nice, professional and goes out of their way to make you comfortable.
- GEDC PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
VIEW OUR OTHER DENTAL SERVICES
Great Expressions offers a variety of services for all your dentistry needs.
Our exceptional surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and general issues involving the face and jaw, improving overall health and beauty.
Our skilled specialists can make root canals as painless as possible while aiming to strengthen and protect your natural teeth.
Dentists and hygienists lay the foundation for healthier mouths and disease prevention while suggesting helpful tips that can keep teeth strong for a lifetime.