Do you need a Root Canal Procedure?
Hunt Valley MD general dentist Dr. Izadi performs root canal therapy with cutting-edge technology. We help patients feel more comfortable and relaxed during their root canal procedure. Dr. Izadi is one of the few dentists in the Baltimore area qualified to administer sedation dentistry for patients who have dental anxiety.
Although a root canal is relatively painless, we recognize that many suffer from a debilitating fear of the dentist. That’s why we provide conscious sedation options for those with this real issue.
Dr. Ashley Izadi is a general dentist who has trained with some of the most experienced endodontists. Combined with Dr. Roham Rafat’s expertise in periodontics, the pair provide comfortable and effective treatment for tooth pain, decayed teeth, and other problems. We provide treatments in a worry-free environment, with caring staff and non-judgmental dentists.
Signs & Symptoms
“Root Canal” is a term that references the area inside of the tooth, which houses the tooth pulp and nerves. Teeth that need a this procedure have serious infections due to tooth decay and nerve damage. We only recommend root canals if the decay is too severe for a dental filling to handle.
The most common symptom that would indicate the need for root canal therapy is tooth pain. Other symptoms may include tooth sensitivity and tooth discoloration. Soreness in the gums around the affected tooth, or a swelling “white head” in the gum around the affected tooth are also symptoms.
Root Canal Treatment at Valley Dental Health
Dr. Izadi provides comfortable treatment for root canal therapy in our Cockeysville dental office. We can typically complete a root canal procedure in one office visit. After a comprehensive examination, the dentist at Valley Dental Health will remove the diseased or damaged tissue. Once we have thoroughly cleaned and disinfected the tooth, we fill and seal it with a biocompatible material.
Usually, we place a dental crown over the tooth to provide stability and protection. With proper care, teeth that we restore will function normally for many years.
Root Canal FAQs
Does a root canal hurt?
Most pain associated with this treatment comes from the infection inside the tooth. The root canal procedure will provide relief from that pain and start the healing process.
What if I don’t have the root canal treatment?
Tooth extraction is an alternative therapy to a root canal procedure. However, it may not be the best choice for everyone. it’s important to remember that once you lose a natural tooth, your oral health is at risk. When considering a root canal vs. extraction, the replacement options typically become more difficult to implement.
If extraction is an ultimate choice, Dr. Rafat will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants to replace the missing tooth. Generally, our dentists will support the choice to preserve the natural tooth and save an extraction as a last-resort procedure. During your consultation, we will examine your condition, present all your options, and help you make the best choice for your long-term health.
What does a root canal cost?
Root canal procedures are common, with prices varying depending on which tooth needs treatment. Typically, the price for a root canal ranges from $200-$1,000 for one tooth. Valley Dental Health accepts most dental insurance and offers CareCredit financing.
What are the risks of not getting a root canal?
The most common risk of not getting a root canal is the risk of loosing a tooth to decay. If the tooth decay is left untreated, it can lead to a lot of other health problems. For example, if you have an abscess on your gums, an infection can spread to your jawbone and cause serious problems.