When Rosemead area patients may need Root Canal Therapy
In America, approximately 14 million patients undergo root canal therapy every year. This common dental procedure is done for patients in and around the Rosemead area to preserve a natural tooth and eliminate the need for extraction of a natural tooth. Many patients ask their dentist why they may need to undergo root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy removes the inner portion of the tooth called the dental pulp. This tissue includes the nerves, blood vessels, and tissues that make up the inner workings of a natural tooth. When the dental pulp is affected, it can become painful. This may happen due to large areas of decay, trauma to the tooth, infection, or an abscess. Root canal therapy is often the treatment of choice for patients who want to salvage their natural tooth and avoid removal.
Root canal therapy is done using local anesthetics to ensure patients are comfortable throughout their treatment. While many patients associate root canals with pain, the procedure is painless when proper anesthetics are administered. Patients may also speak to their dentist about inhalation sedation (nitrous oxide) to relax them during the root canal therapy.
In many instances, root canal therapy is covered in full or in part by dental insurance plans. Patients can speak with our billing staff regarding their dental insurance coverage to determine if it can make the treatment more affordable. We also offer financing plans and can work with our patients to get them the dental care they need for a healthier smile. Everyone should have the ability to achieve great oral health. When patients have dental insurance coverage, our staff wants to ensure they receive the maximum benefits from their plan.
If you believe that root canal therapy is in your best interest, contact Dr. Luu of Gentle Care Dentistry of San Gabriel Valley today for diagnostic testing and an examination. Her state-of-the-art Azusa practice is ready and willing to help new and existing patients with their oral health care needs.