Root canal therapy in Fort Myers, FL relieve dental pain and keep infected teeth functional. Patients often fear root canals, but in our dental office, this treatment is comfortable, pain-free, and even relaxing. Coming to us for root canal therapy means:
Our dental office is a general dental office that treats a wide variety of dental problems. If you need a root canal procedure, you won’t have to travel around town. We’ll handle it right here!
Dr. Hoop understands patients can be nervous about dental procedures like root canals, but the treatment is predictable — about 95 percent of root canals are successful. During a root canal, Dr. Hoop will make a small hole in the tooth, remove the infection, and then fill the tooth with a material called gutta-percha. Most teeth will need dental crowns following the procedure to strengthen the enamel.
Our patients find it easy to remain comfortable during root canal therapy because of:
It’s important to manage dental issues before they go on to cause more damage. Root canal infections can spread to nearby healthy teeth – and even elsewhere in the body – so patients need to address the problem as soon as possible.
Let Dr. Hoop examine your mouth and put you on the path to a healthier smile. Give us a call today for more information on root canals in Fort Myers, FL.
We understand that cost is a major factor in a patient’s decision to go through with any dental treatment, and root canal therapy is no exception. That said, root canal cost can vary based on a few factors. Therefore, we can’t give you an accurate estimate until Dr. Hoop has examined your mouth. At that point, we can review your financing options, including dental insurance and our in-house savings plan. Rest assured that although root canal therapy may seem expensive at first, this procedure can actually save you money in the long run by preserving your natural tooth and improving your oral health.
The main variable that influences the cost of root canals is which specific tooth needs treatment. The teeth toward the back of the mouth, known as molars, contain more roots than the teeth in the front of your mouth do. As a result, root canals on molars require more care and take more time, resulting in them generally having a higher price tag. In many cases, you can expect a root canal on a molar to cost between $500 and $2,000, while a root canal on a front tooth will cost somewhere in the range of $300 to $1,000.
Another factor that affects root canal cost is whether you require any additional procedures. It’s common for a tooth that is treated with root canal therapy to need a filling or dental crown afterward to protect the tooth from further damage. While fillings usually only cost a few hundred dollars, a crown may add another $1,400 to $1,600 to your total treatment costs.
Of course, these numbers are all just estimates, so take them with a grain of salt. Our team members will provide you with more precise numbers during your appointment.
Because tooth extractions tend to cost less than root canals, you might be tempted to save money by just having the tooth removed instead. However, losing a natural tooth leads to long-term consequences. For example, your remaining teeth may drift out of alignment, which can negatively affect your bite. You may have difficulty eating and experience chronic discomfort.
Preventing these problems requires the tooth to be replaced with a dental implant or bridge, both of which cost money (often more than what a root canal would cost). Ultimately, it’s more cost-effective to save your natural tooth now rather than spend more money replacing it later. Also, don’t wait to get a root canal when you need one – delaying the treatment increases the likelihood that the damage will worsen and we’ll have to extract the tooth anyway.
Since root canal therapy is considered a major procedure, dental insurance plans are likely to cover around 50% to 80% of the cost (after you’ve paid your deductible and before you’ve met your annual maximum). However, every plan differs, so it’s essential to confirm your level of coverage with your insurance provider first. Don’t worry – our team can help with this process to ensure you get the most out of your benefits.
In addition to dental insurance and traditional payment methods, we have other ways of helping you afford a root canal, including:
Has a persistent toothache been bothering you? Reach out to our team at Total Dental Solutions to find out whether root canal therapy is just what you need to save your smile. We’ll help you get the gentle care you need without breaking the bank!