Are you suffering from tooth and mouth pain, swelling of the gums, or a dental abscess? If so, a dangerous infection might be wreaking havoc just below your gum line, and gentle root canal therapy may be your best treatment solution! Premiere Dental provides the top root canal treatments near Abington, PA because we take care to customize our treatments to the unique needs of each patient.
Do you experience stress or anxiety in the dental chair? For our patients who need a little bit of extra help feeling calm during procedures of this nature, we offer safe comfort dentistry options tailored to help make your root canal as painless and stress-free as possible!
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal treatment or therapy is performed to remove infected areas of the soft, inner section of the tooth, also known as the pulp. These infected areas can cause significant pain, and if they’re left untreated can lead to the death of the entire tooth. To save the tooth, a root canal can allow for proper healing and even lead to further strengthening of the tooth. Dr. Bekerman works to determine when root canal therapy is needed, detecting issues and addressing infections before they can spread through the bloodstream to the rest of the body. After the infection has been treated, the tooth is topped off with a luminous, natural-looking dental crown. At Premiere Dental, we offer our patients high-quality, lab fabricated crowns.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
Because infections requiring root canal therapy typically occur on the inside of the tooth, you won’t necessarily see the damage. Instead, you could feel it through pain and notice other symptoms that include bleeding, swelling and bad breath. If you are experiencing any or all of the following symptoms, Dr. Bekerman will use his expertise and specialized diagnostic tools to determine if root canal therapy is right for you:
- Swollen, tender gums
- Pain and tooth sensitivity
- Gum abscess
- Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it could indicate that decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, resulting in an infection or abscess inside the tooth or at its root.
If that’s the case, waiting will only allow the issue to worsen, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at our Abington, PA location.
How Much Does A Root Canal Cost?
Out-of-pocket root canal costs vary depending on the terms of the dental insurance used. To make getting the care you need easy for you, we are in-network with many major dental insurance carriers. We even work with all PPO plans! Don’t have dental insurance? We aim to make our practice as affordable as possible, and if you need additional help financing your root canal, we accommodate third-party financing plans through CareCredit and LendingPoint. We even offer savings through our in-house discount plan! If you have any questions, call today to speak with our friendly and knowledgeable staff!