Dentist Sandy Springs:
It depends upon where you live, the type of dentist and whether or not you have dental insurance. The procedure is done by an endodontist or a general dentist. The cost can range anywhere from $900 to 1500.00 depending on the tooth location and the number of root canals involved. The diagnosis will require an x-ray, which can be performed by your general dentist (and forwarded to the endodontist’s office). Sometimes there are issues/costs that arise where the endodontist wants to charge for an initial consultation. This may or may not be necessary depending on the relationship the endodontist has with your referring dentist.
If you have insurance it usually covers about half (1/2) to eighty percent of the cost. One of the added costs to a root canal that should be taken into account is either an amalgam (or composite) filling or crown restoration of the tooth by your general dentist once the root canal is completed.
The actual procedure involves opening the tooth and removing the pulp of the tooth. The reason for the procedure is the root inside your tooth is infected and there is no known treatment to preserve the nerve from dying. The two most common causes of infection of the pulp are deep cavities and fractured teeth. As treatment, the pulp tissue is removed, the root is cleaned with files and filled with an inorganic material that keeps bacteria out of the root and tooth. Generally, a nerve involved tooth only gets worse over time without treatment. And the longer you wait, the greater possibility you might suffer the loss of the entire tooth.
Prices don’t always reflect the quality of your treatment. Having a sense of trust in your general dentist will usually result in the referral to an endodontist that’s also worth trusting. We offer in-house root canal treatment, but under the right circumstances refer out to an endodontists. If we can be of service or you have further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us by phone or by email.
ZoAnna Scheinfeld, MS, DMD | Hanna Orland, DMD | Novy Scheinfeld, DDS
290 Carpenter Drive, 200A
Atlanta (Sandy Springs), GA 30328
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