Why You Should Get Prompt Treatment For A Decayed Tooth

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Did you neglect to get a cavity filled and are now only left with piece of enamel? It is important for you to get the pieces of enamel extracted, as well as get examined to make sure you don't need to get a root canal. Find out below why getting your decayed tooth treated as soon as possible is in your best interest, as well as what the fees for a root canal are expected to be without insurance coverage.

Why Should a Severely Decayed Tooth Be Treated Fast?

When a tooth gets to the point where there is hardly any enamel left, it is likely that it is infected as well. A dentist, such as at Advanced Dental Professionals, will have to examine the pulp chamber of your tooth to determine if bacteria from plaque got inside of it causing damage to nerves and blood vessels. He or she will also examine the tooth to see if there is an abscess present. You don't want an abscess because it can cause harm to your entire body if the toxins in it makes it inside of your blood.

If your tooth is infected, the first thing that the dentist will do is prescribe antibiotics to get rid of it. If you have an abscess, you will have to get a root canal done. A root canal is necessary because the dentist has to dig deep within the pulp chamber to remove dead nerves and damaged blood vessels. He or she will also drain the toxic pus out of the abscess during the root canal procedure.

After treating the abscess and infection, the small pieces of enamel will be extracted from your gums. You will be administered local anesthesia before the pieces of enamel are removed. The dentist will prescribe pain medication and antibiotics after you have been treated.

How Much is a Root Canal without Insurance Coverage?

The fee charged for a root canal will depend on which of your teeth is being treated. You should expect to spend a minimum of $500 for a root canal without insurance, but the price can be as much as over $1,500 if you need a back molar treated. Financing may be available at the dental clinic if you don't have all of the money to pay upfront. Get your decayed tooth examined by a dental professional as soon as possible so you can get treated and prevent other problems from occurring!


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Getting Your Toddler to the Dentist Once and For All

Toddlers should see a dentist for the first time by the age of twelve months or by the time their first tooth comes in. But if you are a parent with toddlers anything like mine, the prospect of going to the dentist (let alone anywhere!) can be pretty intimidating. My kids were a handful growing up. They had tantrums any time we would have to sit in a waiting room, and they refused to get in the dentist's chair during their first few visits. So, I had to employ a professional to help me make the transition to finally getting them in that dental chair without all the screaming and crying. I know I'm not the only parent in this situation, so I decided to share the information I've learned with others who can use a little help. You can find all my advice right here on these pages!