If you’ve been told or expect you require root canal treatment, it’s important to know that root canal therapy itself is not painful. It is the inflammation or infection in your tooth’s root that is causing severe pain. Root canal therapy is the best option to save your natural tooth.
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Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatments allow your natural teeth to remain intact despite losing their ability to sense pain, pressure or temperature. These treatments are necessary to handle painful infections, but with modern technology, most patients find root canal treatment to be painless.
What Is a Root Canal Procedure?
Root canal pain is really the extreme sensitivity that comes from the inflamed and infected tooth root. Root canal treatment itself relieves this pain – most pain post-treatment subsides within a week of the procedure. One of our experienced dentists will perform your root canal therapy which consists of:
- Removing the infected pulp from inside of the tooth
- Cleaning and disinfecting the space
- Shaping the root canals
- Filling the canals to seal the space
This procedure removes the infected area while sealing it off – protecting it from future damage. We understand your dental insurance may not cover the entire cost of root canal therapy, so we make every effort to get you the most out of your insurance and even offer flexible payment options for those without dental insurance.
Root Canal Symptoms:
- Severe toothache when pressure is applied
- Prolonged sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling of gums
- A recurring pimple on the gums
Cost of Root Canal in Waukesha County
The cost of a root canal without dental insurance ranges from $600 - $1400. The cost will depend on the region, condition of the tooth, type of tooth, and severity of your case. The cost might increase if you have an infection or swelling that needs treatment prior to a root canal. Depending on what tooth needs treatment, costs can go up if the tooth has more canals. Molars have three while front teeth have one.
- A front tooth root canal costs between $600 and $900.
- A bicuspid tooth root canal costs between $700 and 1,100.
- A molar tooth root canal costs between $1000 and $1,400.
In some cases, there are no visible symptoms present, which is why preventative dental care is always the best line of defense to catch infections that could lead to loss of teeth. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Dousman Family Dentistry immediately at 262-965-3662.
Our office provides emergency dentist appointments to patients from Dousman, Mukwonago, Hartland, Delafield, Waukesha, and beyond. If you have any questions about root canal treatment, cost, or insurance, please contact our office.