If you’re a patient who’s been referred to us, you may have questions about a particular endodontic procedure or our office policies. We’ve posted some of our most commonly asked questions below. If you’re looking for a specific question that you don’t see answered here, call us at 972-233-9772 so we can give you the information you need.
What is Non-surgical Endodontic Treatment?
You may recognize this treatment by its more common name, root canal. During this service, Dr. Aurbach removes the crown of the infected tooth and cleans the diseased pulp from the chamber and root canals of your tooth. The chamber and root canals are then shaped to resemble the original tooth and filled with composite resin. Dr. Aurbach then seals the tooth with a natural looking crown. Throughout the procedure, you remain comfortable and relaxed.
Everyone says root canals hurt. Is that true?
Absolutely not. Root canals get such a bad rep because people are afraid of pain. Fortunately, Dr. Aurbach has a gentle touch and uses the finest instruments so he can work quickly, efficiently, and painlessly. He is also certified to offer sedation dentistry, so you can feel relaxed and comfortable while we work. If you want to learn more about sedation or root canals, call our office at 972-233-9772.
How much will a root canal cost?
Each mouth is unique. That’s why Dr. Aurbach completes a comprehensive examination on your teeth, gums, and other tissue in your mouth before diagnosing the problem. If insurance is a concern, we can provide an estimate for your insurance before we perform any treatment. We also offer affordable financing through Care Credit.
How long will a root canal take? How many appointments, one visit?
Dr. Aurbach can perform a root canal treatment in one to three visits. The exact number depends on the state of your mouth.
We know you have a hectic schedule. That’s why we complete a comprehensive examination before we make any recommendation. Dr. Aurbach is happy to create a treatment program based around your schedule. For more information, call 972-233-9772.
If I need a root canal, can you save my teeth?
Yes. Dr. Aurbach’s goal is to help you keep your natural teeth for as long as possible. When you need to undergo endodontics treatment, we remove the dental pulp, but shape and fill the tooth chamber and root canals with composite resin. This prevents bacteria from entering the canals and infecting the tooth again. Dr. Aurbach then seals the tooth with a natural looking crown to restore the function, structure, and appearance of your teeth.