A root canal (or root canal treatment) is a tool your dentist in Smyrna, GA, uses to save a damaged tooth. If Dr. Hosaka recommends this procedure, then you've probably already had problems with that particular tooth, such as:
- Multiple or large cavities
- Tooth fractures
- Gum infection that has broken into tooth roots
- Missing or compromised adjoining teeth
Because root canal therapy addresses inner tooth infections, the need for care may have been building for some time. Our team understands that people worry about dental care for many reasons, among them being cost.
Most Root Canal Treatments Have Two Parts
Root canal treatment saves your tooth by first removing all infected tissue from the inner areas. The procedure then cleans and seals your tooth roots, top to bottom. This step protects against future infection, and in some cases, this completes your procedure.
However, it's more likely that your natural tooth will be too damaged to remain intact over time, so Dr. Hosaka will apply a second part: a porcelain dental crown. This restores your smile and ensures his work lasts. Though a dental crown will increase your costs, the good news is that its value is so much more. Dental crowns look natural but won't decay. They are durable and may last for decades with proper care.
Discover Root Canal Therapy in Smyrna, GA
The team at Hosaka Family Dental never wants financial considerations to prevent you from seeking needed care. We offer multiple financing options to help with costs, like CareCredit payment plans. Root canal therapy is a good value, especially when considering the alternatives.