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Towncare Dental Associates of Cape Coral
1715 Cape Coral Parkway West, Suite 11, Cape Coral, FL 33914

Tooth pain is sometimes hard to pinpoint, but our dentist is trained to find the reason for the discomfort. Our dentist in Cape Coral can perform simple root canals to eliminate toothaches caused by an infection. In some cases, the dentist may refer you to an endodontist. Endodontists are specialists who completed at least two additional years in training in diagnosing and treating problems with the soft inner pulp of teeth.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

A root canal treatment, which is also called root canal therapy, is used to eradicate infection from the pulp of a tooth. The pulp area stretches from the center of the tooth down through the roots. Root canals are one of the most widely-used methods to preserve a patient’s teeth and save them from extraction.

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not painful. In fact, the treatment eliminates pain. Call our root canal doctor at Towncare Dental Associates of Cape Coral today at (239) 214-2982 to see if root canal treatment is needed to eliminate your toothache and save your natural tooth.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

The hard, white covering of the tooth is called enamel. When the enamel becomes chipped, cracked, or severely decayed, the pulp of the tooth can become infected. The way to remove the infection and save the tooth is for a dentist or endodontist to perform a root canal. The symptoms below may be a sign that you need a root canal:

  • Your teeth are sensitive to hot or cold food and beverages
  • You feel a sharp pain when you bite down
  • You have a toothache that wakes you up at night
  • You have severe dental decay (cavity)
  • You have swelling in the gums around the tooth
  • Your tooth becomes darker

Your dentist may refer you to an endodontist for a root canal or another type of endodontic treatment. Call us today at (239) 214-2982 to get a root canal consultation.

What should I expect from a root canal treatment?

Here’s the good news: modern dentistry has made getting a root canal about as routine and pain-free as getting a filling. The root canal process typically includes these steps:

  1. The infected tooth is numbed to prevent any pain.
  2. The dentist makes an opening in the top of the tooth (crown) to get access to the inner pulp.
  3. The dentist uses special tools to remove the infected pulp, then disinfects the area, and shapes the root canals.
  4. The dentist fills each canal with a special substance and then seals the tooth.
  5. At a later appointment, our dentist will place a permanent crown to protect the tooth from fracturing.

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

The cost of root canal treatment in Cape Coral depends on the complexity of the procedure. Depending on the type of tooth, it may have one or several canals. A root canal on a front tooth is cheaper than a root canal on a larger molar, because molars have more root canals.

Frequently, dental insurance will cover some or the entire cost of the root canal treatment. To find out what your total cost is estimated to be, call our office at (239) 214-2982 to schedule a consultation.

What Should I Expect After a Root Canal?

After a root canal and crown, the tooth is restored to normal. Because the tooth was not extracted, it should be easier to chew, speak, and smile. Best of all, the toothache caused by the infection will be completely gone.

Teeth restored through root canal treatment generally last for a very long time when maintained with proper dental hygiene. Call Towncare Dental Associates of Cape Coral today to learn how a root canal treatment could help you.

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