Wadas Dental of Munster
417 East Ridge Road, Suite A, Munster, IN 46321

Root Canal Therapy in Munster, IN

Understanding the Root Canal Surgery

A root canal is needed when the soft tissues inside your tooth are too damaged or diseased to heal or be repaired. If you’re suffering from advanced tooth decay or a severe infection, this common procedure could save your tooth. The surgery involves removal of your tooth’s inner pulp and replacement with an inert material. It restores tooth function and permanently relieves pain.

How Can I Tell if I Need a Root Canal?

You may need a root canal if you’re suffering from the following symptoms:

  • Persistent, lingering and sharp tooth pain
  • Sensitivity to touch or temperature
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Deep decay, broken teeth or tooth discoloration
  • Swelling or irritation of gum tissues around the painful tooth

How Can I Find a Dentist Who Does Root Canals?

Both general dentists and specialists called endodontists are qualified to perform root canals, but if you have a complex tooth problem or a failed root canal, you’ll probably be referred to an orthodontic specialist. If you’re in pain and seeking a root canal dentist, contact our office for assistance. We’ll be happy to connect you with a great provider who can end your suffering.

Overview of the Root Canal Procedure

A simple root canal surgery takes approximately two hours. First, your dentist will inject a local anesthetic to prevent any pain. A dental shield will keep the surgical area clean while your dentist works on your tooth. The process begins with the creation of an opening in the tooth crown; this allows access to the pulp. The pulp is completely removed, and each root canal is cleaned, reshaped and disinfected. A rubbery substance called gutta-percha replaces the material that was inside the canals. Once refilled, the canals are sealed. In the final step, which may occur later, a root canal crown restores the tooth’s appearance and function.

How Much Does a Typical Root Canal Cost?

Your total root canal cost will depend on several factors including the location of your tooth, the extent of disease or damage, the type of dental provider you choose and the materials used to make the crown. Your dental insurance may pay for part of the cost. To get an accurate estimate of your dental root canal price, you’ll need to be examined by a professional. Contact us now to schedule an evaluation.

Types of Root Canal: Molars and More

Due to heavy wear and tear on back teeth, most teeth that receive root canals are molars. However, a root canal can restore virtually any tooth. Lesser known types of root canals also exist. An apicoectomy involves the removal of a root’s tip after an incomplete treatment, and a pulpotomy eliminates diseased pulp but leaves the tooth’s nerve intact.

Is Dental Root Canal Treatment Painful?

Although they may have been more difficult before the advent of modern anesthesia, root canals are not painful. Local anesthetics and conscious sedation techniques can make the procedure painless and anxiety free.

You don’t have to tolerate tooth pain. Let us help you explore your options for getting a root canal in Munster.

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Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Select for implants
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Phone: (219) 552-7674
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  • Monday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
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