General Root Canal Dentists in Lincoln Dental Clinics
Endodontic therapy, otherwise known as root canal therapy, removes the infected center of a tooth and replaces it with a filling. Without insurance, root canal therapy can become costly very quickly. Thankfully, Lincoln Dental Plans offers a 25% discount on root canals.
How Much Does Root Canal Therapy Cost?
If dental insurance can’t cover the cost of a root canal, Lincoln Dental Plans can. The cost of a root canal depends on the severity and the position of the tooth. Our partners at Nebraska Family Dentistry will walk you through the cost of treatment. Our plans allow patients to receive the treatment they need, even without insurance. This makes affordable dental care accessible to everyone.
Lincoln Dental Clinic: Causes of a Root Canal
Most of the time, infection, and inflammation in the center of a tooth causes root canals. The most common cause of this is a cavity that reaches the nerve at the tooth’s root. A regular cavity won’t cause any discomfort. But if a cavity reaches the nerve, it will cause a toothache. At this point, root canal therapy is necessary. If a patient leaves decay untreated, their tooth will become inflamed and often cause a dental abscess. Large fillings or crowns and severe trauma can also warrant the need for a root canal.
This is where your dentist will come into the picture. If decay or trauma needed to be treated in the past, dentists would have to remove the tooth. However, in modern dentistry, our general root canal dentists in Lincoln dental clinics can perform a root canal and place a crown much of the time. This saves your tooth instead of removing it, so patients can still use their teeth like normal.
FAQs to Root Canal Dentists about Root Canals in Lincoln Dental Clinics
Does root canal therapy hurt?
Root canal therapy utilizes anesthesia, which numbs the patient’s mouth. Sedation dentistry ensures that the patient is comfortable and relaxed. This method utilizes the option for prescription oral sedation along with a blend of aromas, blankets, pillows, and headphones. These factors all help contribute to a pleasant dental experience.
Is root canal therapy better than a dental implant?
If a tooth is not too severely infected, root canal therapy is a great option. At times, a tooth that is very severly infected or inflamed will require extraction and an implant instead of root canal therapy. The correct treatment option will be determined depending upon the condition of the tooth.
I’m looking for a dentist near me that accepts Aetna dental insurance. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help me?
We made Lincoln Dental Plans primarily for families without dental insurance. However, we can help those looking for a dentist that accepts all major insurance plans! Don’t hesitate to call any of our providers and ask how they can help. Many of them accept most major insurance plans.
Should an endodontist perform my root canal?
A root canal can be performed in 1 or 2 appointments without the need for an endodontist in our group of dental providers. In rare cases, a root canal will require an endodontist if the procedure is more complicated than a routine root canal.
If you have a toothache or an abscess, please call any of our offices or schedule an appointment below. When you do, be sure to ask about Lincoln Dental Plans, and we will help you get signed up.
I’m looking for an affordable root canal procedure. Can Lincoln Dental Plans help?
Yes! Lincoln Dental Plans allows patients to have access to low-cost dental care, including root canal procedures. Our dental discount plans can help you find an affordable dentist near you. Use the form below to schedule an appointment with any of our providers, or call today!
I need a root canal. Do endodontists in town accept Lincoln Dental Plans?
Our Lincoln Dentists are not endodontists but do perform root canals. Lincoln Dental Plans allows coverage for root canals performed by dentists, making them more affordable.
Annual Plan Benefits
For Lincoln Dental Plans
2 Emergency Exams
2 Routine Dental Cleanings (Every 12 Months)
25% Discount on Select Procedures
LDP offers discounts on the following procedures
Dental Crowns (Excludes Cosmetic Crowns)
Professional Teeth Whitening
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