Root Canals in St. George & Ivins, UT

In some cases, tooth infections can spread to the soft tissue or ‘pulp’ inside of your tooth. This tissue is highly sensitive so when infection takes root it can be extremely painful. If you’ve been experiencing common symptoms such as pain while chewing or sensitivity to hot or cold, you may be suffering from this kind of infection. It’s important to receive immediate treatment as soon as you recognize the problem. At Wagner Dental we can diagnose and treat the issue in order to relieve your pain and save the infected tooth.

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How Much Does a Root Canal Cost

The cost of treatment can vary depending on how serious the problem is and which teeth are affected. Root Canals are a very common dental procedure, so insurances will usually cover most of the cost of a root canal procedure. In most cases, however, root canals are still less expensive than having the tooth removed entirely.

If you’re uninsured or underinsured, we offer in-house financing and even accept payment through CareCredit®. CareCredit® is a convenient third-party payment plan that allows you to split the cost of medical care into manageable monthly payments. Most importantly, our team is always willing to work with you to find a way to make your care affordable.

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Are Root Canals Painful?

Despite their bad reputation, root canal procedures aren’t especially painful. The treatment itself should be totally pain-free thanks to dental anesthesia. At worst you may experience some mild soreness or discomfort in the days after the procedure.

During the procedure itself we’ll create a hole in the tooth in order to remove the affected dental pulp and roots. Afterward, we’ll disinfect the tooth before sealing it back up. This is often the best route to take, as it prevents the spread of infection and saves you from needing to have an extraction.

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Root Canal?

After the anesthetic wears off, you may experience some soreness for a few days. In most cases, over-the-counter pain medication will be enough to help you manage the pain. We may also prescribe antibiotics if necessary. After a root canal, you’ll want to make sure that the tooth is protected, so in this stage, the tooth may be restored with a crown. With that done, the affected tooth will look and function just like all of your other teeth.