Restoring Health and Comfort to Your Tooth
why choose GEDCfor Root Canals Services
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure that cause little to no discomfort, and they require only one to three visits to the dentist’s office. Great Expressions dentists use the latest techniques and technology during root canal treatment to ensure that your experience is as painless as possible, with continuing education to keep you informed.
Your dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in treating the insides of teeth) will remove the diseased pulp, and then the pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and you may need an apicoectomy. In cases where the tooth experiences continuing issues and healing does occur, your tooth may have to be removed.
Causes of an infected pulp could include:
- A deep cavity
- Repeated dental procedures
- A cracked or broken tooth
- Injury to the tooth (even if there isn’t a visible crack or chip)
If you continue to care for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. However, regular checkups are necessary, and a tooth without its nerve can still develop cavities or gum disease. Most of the time, our dentists can save your tooth and smile with a simple root canal procedure, so you can get back to Being Your Own Kind of Great.
With access anytime, anywhere to any of our affordable services, developing a treatment plan that gets you back to living a healthy lifestyle is a hassle-free process. If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity to cold or heat, or pain when biting or chewing, you should contact your Great Expressions office about a potential root canal.
What to Expect at an Appointment
- Your dentist or endodontist will provide a consultation to determine the best route
- X-rays will be taken to check for infection in the surrounding bone and tissues
- A team member will discuss local anesthesia, surgery, and the recovery process with you
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 are the signs that you may need a root canal?
Generally, most people who need a root canal will experience sensitivity to heat or cold, discoloration of the tooth, or swelling or tenderness of the tooth or surrounding tissue.
What kind of dentist will perform my root canal?
Surgery and therapy for root canals are performed by an endodontist. An endodontist is a dentist who has received specialized education and training following dental school, and has earned a specialty degree or certification in the field of endodontics.
Why would I need endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment is necessary when the pulp (contained inside the root of a tooth) becomes inflamed or infected due to the introduction of bacteria from deep cavities, tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth fractures, or other conditions.
Schedule an appointment with one of our Great Expressions dentists today, and they will take care of your root canal in a timely fashion.
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 PatientOne of the single best dentist appointments I've ever had. The entire staff was helpful, kind, and understanding.
- 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.
VIEW OUR OTHER DENTAL SERVICES
Great Expressions offers a variety of services for all your dentistry needs.
Our highly regarded endodontists are skilled in diagnosis and treatment within this challenging, specialized area of dentistry.
Our exceptional surgeons treat diseases, injuries, and general issues involving the face and jaw, improving overall health and beauty.
GEDC offers access anytime, anywhere, to several treatment plan options that will improve your current look and help you live a healthy lifestyle.