What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is a restorative procedure that aims to heal damaged or infected teeth. This treatment is normally used when tooth decay or other oral problems occur. This is a very important procedure especially if the patient is dealing with an infected or damaged tooth. If the teeth are not treated right away, more oral problems may arise.

When do you need root canal treatment?

There are several symptoms that indicate that you may need root canal therapy. These include:

  • Intense pain from food or drink temperature change
  • Intense pain from biting or chewing

Pain can increase if not treated right away and can create more oral problems. Contact us immediately if you are experiencing these symptoms.

What are the benefits?

This procedure is an alternative for healing pain and infected pulp in the mouth. If not treated, a decaying tooth can cause other oral problems such as gum disease. In some extreme cases, this can lead to missing teeth and oral swelling. This procedure not only improves the function and appearance of the oral cavity, but allows you to restore your once beautiful, natural smile as well.

What is the cost?

We want every patient to be content and comfortable with their smile. We offer affordable and effective, patient-oriented care. While the cost of the procedure varies by the oral problem, we offer payments plans tailored to each patient. Dr. Smith will evaluate your condition and provide an estimate.

Why Smile Institute?

If you have ever felt unhappy about your smile, let us help. Dr. Smith and our dental team strive to provide the most comfortable experience possible. We offer different methods of sedation as well as restorative and cosmetic dental procedures.

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We love changing the way our patients feel about their oral health and smile for the better. Request an appointment or contact us to learn more about root canal therapy.