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Did you know that having a tooth that is severely decayed or infected can be detrimental to your overall health? And did you also know that a root canal can be one of the ways to treat a decayed or infected tooth? Today, our team at Family Smile Center LLC will give you the basics on root canal treatment.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a treatment often performed by dentists to repair a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. The actual root canal often refers to the natural cavity located within the center of the tooth. Within the center of the tooth lies the pulp, a soft area in the root canal, and the tooth’s nerves.

What happens during a treatment?

In a root canal treatment, our dentists, Dr. Cha and Dr. Dinh, will remove the decayed or infected tissues found in the center of the tooth and clean the tooth to prevent any future damage from occurring. After cleaning, they will fill the tooth and place a dental crown or cap on top to restore your tooth to its normal function.

How much does it cost?

Root canal treatment costs vary, depending on which tooth is involved. There are several dental insurances that will partially cover endodontic treatment. It’s always a good idea to speak with an insurance representative and your dentist about procedure cost estimates and coverage.

Don’t let your smile or health suffer from an infected tooth! Our dentists at Family Smile Center LLC are here to help you. Please give our office a call today at 301.663.9484.