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Root Canal Therapy: Questions We Are Often Asked

A closeup of a woman smilingOne of our patients, Joe P., recently wrote this review after having root canal therapy in our office:

“I had a painful tooth that was making my cheek swollen. Very scary.
Dr. Silberman took me right away and after an X-ray decided I needed a root canal. Doubly scary. But he started humming a sunny tune in his sunny office and before long he was done. The guy is my superhero. My tooth has been great ever since.”

We are happy to put you in touch with Joe P if you care to verify the review.

Many people have great concerns about having root canal therapy but because of dental advancements and local anesthetics most patients have little if any discomfort with root canal treatment.

Root canal therapy is a dental treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. We will discuss more about the causes requiring a root canal and the actual treatment in our next blog. This week we will answer questions asked to us each week:

How long does root canal therapy treatment take?

It takes between 1 to 1 1/2 hours. We ensure our patients comfort throughout the procedure. Patients can listen to their choice of music during treatment and we have known many patients who actually fell asleep during the treatment.

What will I feel like after treatment?:

Most people require only over the counter medication if anything. You can eat, drink and even return to work the very same day if you choose to. You will feel fine. Dr. Silberman makes himself available to all patients, no matter what the procedure, any time of the day and evening. He will call you after the procedure; he will give you his cell number and welcome you to call him if you have any questions.

How much does dental insurance cover for root canal therapy?

Insurance companies consider this treatment to fall under the”basic” category. The percentage coverage may vary for each person. A majority of insurance companies cover this procedure between 50% to 80%. One insurance company we work with covers root canal therapy at 100%. We will be happy to find out what your insurance company will cover and explain what your portion will be. We will submit your claims to your insurance company and advocate for you to receive the maximum benefit allowed.

Contact Dr. Silberman’s office today to learn more about Root Canal Therapy, and our many other preventative and general dental services.

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