There are times when a crack, chip, break, and/or cavity in the tooth becomes significant enough that the nerve of the tooth becomes infected. In order to remove this infection and save the tooth, a root canal therapy may be recommended. A root canal involves removing the infected pulp/nerve of the tooth and disinfecting the root canal.
The advantages of saving the natural tooth are maintenance of efficient chewing, normal bite force and sensation remains, natural appearance, and it protects your other teeth from excessive wear or strain. Most times, extracting a tooth may end up being more expensive and take more appointments to replace the missing tooth with a denture, bridge, or implant.
A modern root canal treatment is very similar to a routine dental filling and can usually be completed in one or two appointments. It is relatively painless and extremely effective.
No, it does not, and the whole procedure is no more uncomfortable or difficult than filling a deep cavity would be. Since the affected area is numbed, all you would feel is some pressure at various times during the procedure.
The typical cost of a root canal procedure is somewhere between $700 and $1,100, although this will depend on what part of the country you live in, as well as the fee charged by your dentist. The cost will also be impacted by which tooth it is in your mouth that requires the root canal, because some teeth are more difficult to operate on than others. You should check with your dental insurance carrier before having the procedure done, so you'll know how much of the cost will be reimbursed by your carrier. In some cases, you may have to pay the entire cost out-of-pocket.
If you think you might need a root canal, contact us right away. We can thoroughly examine your mouth and let you know whether a root canal is the best solution to your situation. If it turns out that a root canal procedure would be beneficial in your case, we can begin the process immediately by taking images of your mouth, and formulating a plan of attack by which we can clean out any infection, and make your tooth healthy and appealing again.
I have to start off by saying that Dr. Hayslip’s assistants are the most comical and friendly people I have ever met. I don’t think a second went by that I wasn’t laughing at something one of them said. Dr. Hayslip was just as funny and I could thank him a million for the great job he did on my teeth but that would still not be enough. I could say that I never in my life looked forward to going to the dentist until now, I’ve come to know every single person in the office and I’ll probably drop by just to hang out. For the first time ever I actually smiled in my school picture.
Thank you.. thank you.. thank you..
For all you’ve done,
For all you do,
A special thanks
From me to You!
The kindness of the Doctor and the graciousness of his nursing staff made having my dental work almost pleasant. I’m glad I chose the BEST staff and Dr. Hayslip as my dentist!!
Dr. Hayslip and Staff,
Happier more confident and younger looking are just a few of the feeling I am experiencing since Dr. Hayslip gave me my new gorgeous smile. He and his staff are not only professional and caring but they are compassionate as well. The whole experience was so pleasant and Dr. Hayslip takes great pride in his work and it shows. I couldn’t believe how beautiful the temporaries looked and the permanent are unbelievable.
There is so much truth in the phrase “When you smile, the whole world smiles with you”!
Thank you for changing my life.
Due to my “bite” being off, my bottom front teeth were worn down and were very jiggered. I talked with my regular dentist, whom I had been seeing for many years, about what could be done to fix my bottom teeth. He didn’t seem to be too concerned. I assumed that his only solution was at some point in time he would fit me with a partial plate, or even worse- dentures. I was very disappointed.
Then, someone told me about the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta, Georgia. I made an appointment to get an evaluation as to what could be done to save my bottom teeth. The representative told me that my bite was way off and in order to fix my bottom teeth, it would require extensive work throughout my whole mouth.
After I returned home, I noticed a sign in front of a dental office on Russell Parkway, MIDDLE GEORGIA CENTER FOR COSMETIC DENTISTRY. I made an appointment and visited this dentist to get his opinion on what could be done to save my bottom teeth. When Dr. Curtis
Hayslip looked at my teeth and my mouth, he gave me his recommendation, it was the same as the evaluation that I had received at the Dental School in Augusta.
I agreed for Dr. Hayslip to do whatever he deemed necessary to save my teeth. The total process involved grinding down all of my teeth and replacing them with crowns-28 crowns in all. Fitting the new crowns not only corrected my bite, it also enhanced my looks. The results were greater than my expectations. My new teeth looked perfect.
It has been over five years since I had all my teeth crowned and I have never regretted having it done. My new teeth not only helped my looks, but it also helped my self-esteem - I'm not embarrassed to smile now.
Thank you Dr. Hayslip for saving my teeth and improving my life.
Dear Dr. Hayslip,
I never realized how drastic the changes would be when I made the decision to have my Dura-thins applied to my teeth. Dr. Hayslip and I discussed the procedure and the outcome. However, I was so pleasantly surprised at how they looked. I used to dread smiling and hated seeing pictures of my teeth. Now, I receive so many compliments; I love to show my new smile! My only regret is that I did not do it sooner. I highly recommend Dr. Hayslip and his staff. They are a great team of professionals who get the job done and done well.