Many dentists will send you to an endodontist or oral surgeon to complete a root canal. While this may be necessary for some extreme cases, it is usually better if you can find a dentist who is able to handle their own root canals. Often, a root canal also necessitates a crown.
If you can have your root canal, crown, along with the rest of your normal cavities and fillings repaired by the same dentist, you're bound to save money and have a more pleasant experience. Here is what you should be aware of whenever you are thinking about changing dentist.
Can Your Dentist Do It All?
Why is it so important to have a dentist who can do it all? One of the worst possible things that can happen, in the middle of having a cavity filled, is to have the dentist tell you that you need a root canal. An able dentist will just give you a little more anesthetic and move forward with the root canal. But, if you have a dentist who isn't equipped and trained to do their own root canals, this means that they will need to find you an emergency root canal service. Or, the dentist will temporarily fill your cavity so you can schedule your own root canal with an endodontist. Both situations can be extremely uncomfortable, and more costly.
A dentist will save you time, money and discomfort by instantly taking care of it. In reality, a root canal usually only takes about twice as long as a normal filling. So, before you decide upon a permanent dentist new dentist, make sure that they can do root canals in house.
The same goes with crowns. Most root canals will also necessitate that you have a crown put on. This is not always the case, but if you have the option, it might actually be more practical to have a crown rather than a giant filling. Crowns can last longer and you won't have to do deal with a large film filling that could possibly fall out.
Many people are also only interested in hiring a dentist that does sedation. Well it might seem nice to be put under so that you don't feel anything during a root canal for filling, it is usually unnecessarily expensive and risky. Many people don't react well to sedation, so it is not the best choice if you haven't had it done before.