EastView Dental - Barrie

Root Canal in Barrie

A root canal procedure effectively alleviates pain and discomfort, while also preventing the spread of infection in your mouth. Additionally, it helps in preserving your natural tooth, maintaining your oral health and avoiding the need for more complex dental procedures in the future.
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The Tell-Tale Signs That You Might Require Root Canal Treatment

Root canal therapy is a crucial dental procedure where the pulp inside the tooth is removed and the space is filled with special dental materials, restoring the tooth’s functionality. This treatment not only extends the life of your natural tooth but also helps in maintaining the health of the jaw bone and surrounding tissues. Opting to save your natural tooth through this method can prevent further pain and additional expenses in the future.

There are several indicators that you might need root canal therapy, including:

  1. Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
  2. Intense pain in the tooth.
  3. Redness or swelling of the gums around the affected tooth.
  4. Discolouration of the tooth.
  5. The presence of an abscess, or pimple-like swelling, on the gums

The Root Canal Treatment Plan

Diagnosis and Treatment Planning:

The process begins with an X-ray of the affected tooth and surrounding bone to determine the cause of your symptoms. Antibiotics may be prescribed to manage infection and inflammation. Since the pain from a root canal often stems from the pressure of an abscess, reducing inflammation beforehand can alleviate discomfort during the procedure.

 

Preparing the Tooth

Prior to the root canal, we ensure the area is thoroughly numbed for your comfort. This includes numbing the gums, teeth, and surrounding tissues. Patient comfort is a priority for us. Once you’re comfortable, we drill an access hole into the tooth. The pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve tissue, and debris are then meticulously removed.

Sealing the Tooth

Depending on the severity of the infection, medication may be placed inside the tooth to clear any remaining infection. If the treatment spans multiple visits, we apply a temporary filling. At this stage, you’ll likely start feeling relief. The tooth is only permanently sealed once it is completely clean and infection-free.

How Much Is A Root Canal In Barrie?

The cost of a root canal in Barrie can vary, but it’s generally a more cost-effective solution for saving a tooth in the long term. With standard insurance coverage, the average out-of-pocket expense for root canal therapy ranges from about $200 to $500+. We can provide a precise quote after an oral examination, which you can then submit to your insurance company to determine your actual costs. For those without insurance, the price for this treatment can range from $600 to $1200+.

Why such a broad estimate? The cost of root canal therapy depends on several factors, including:

  • The severity and location of the infection in your mouth.
  • The health of the surrounding teeth and gums.
  • Potential complications that may require additional time or specialized care.

It’s important to note that no dental practice can offer an accurate quote over the phone, as each case is unique. A personal consultation with a dentist is essential to evaluate your specific situation and discuss all available treatment options.

Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment An abscess or infection in a tooth is a serious health concern and requires urgent attention. While many view root canal therapy as a necessary step to alleviate severe dental pain, it’s crucial to understand that this procedure also removes infections that could become life-threatening if not treated. Our commitment is to change the perception of root canal therapy and ensure your comfort and peace of mind.

If you suspect an infection but are hesitant about a root canal, we encourage you to contact us regardless. We will not proceed with any treatment without your full understanding and consent, and we may be able to offer alternative solutions to resolve your infection effectively.

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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves removing the infected tissue, cleaning and disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it.

A root canal usually requires one or two visits, each lasting about 90 minutes.

You should wait until the numbness wears off to eat, to avoid accidentally biting your cheek or tongue. Stick to soft foods initially.

With proper care, a tooth that has had a root canal can last a lifetime.

The cost varies depending on the complexity of the procedure and the tooth affected, typically ranging from $600 to $1200 without insurance.

Most dental insurance plans partially cover root canal treatment. The out-of-pocket cost usually ranges from $200 to $500 with insurance.

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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
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Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
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Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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Spence Walton
3 weeks ago
Heather is great! Cleaned my teeth up real nice both times I went. All of the staff there are equally as great. You leave the place knowing they took care of you. Thank you Eastview.
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Eastview Dental is exceptional in every aspect. The receptionists are friendly and efficient, making you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The dental hygienists are thorough yet gentle, providing excellent care and helpful advice. The dentists and orthodontists are highly skilled and personable, ensuring all your concerns are addressed and treatments are clearly explained. Overall, Eastview Dental creates a comforting and professional environment that I highly recommend.
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pranitha py
1 month ago
I'm writing this after multiple visits to Eastview Dental Clinic. It marked my first encounter with a dental facility, and I was deeply impressed by their outstanding service and attentive patient care. The doctors, staff, and front desk team exhibit exceptional professionalism and patience, guaranteeing each visit is gratifying. I extend special thanks to Dr. C (Just amazing) for skillfully handling my filling, to Sally, my reliable go-to for regular cleanings, whose patience and friendliness are unmatched, and to Diana, who alleviated my pre-filling nerves by patiently addressing all my questions.
More
Christina P
1 month ago
Walking in, I was greeted by two lovely ladies who were so pleasant & kind. Very welcoming environment. My fiancé had a different Dentist & Hygienist at his visit & he raved about his experience & how comfortable they made him feel which definitely eased my anxiety of going to a new place & feeling judged. My Dental Hygienist Heather was so informative & down to earth. She truly knows her stuff, gets to the point, & of course did a phenomenal job on my cleaning. She made me feel comfortable! The best experience I’ve had. They went through my X-rays which was honestly great, because I got an understanding of everything she was trying to convey about my cleaning which has never been done before in my past experiences. I didn’t feel judged at all which is always nice given that going to the Dentist can be intimidating. She’s hands down amazing at what she does. Mr. C was great too, dropped some knowledge & thoroughly communicated with myself & Heather about my oral health. It didn’t feel rushed, yet at the same time they got to the job done efficiently, given the time frame and expense. Great experience over all. We’ll definitely be back.
More
Bryson Family
2 months ago
From the first visit to our last this dental practice exceeds expectations.Front staff are friendly,welcoming,polite,and extremely professional. My Wife and I have had both Dr Kauldhar and Dr C work perform filling work/repair as well as a most recent root canal finished yesterday by Dr. C. with absolutely ZERO PAIN!!! These dentists are super honest and extremely gifted with their hands. Thank you so much EVERYONE at this practice.We will only visit your office for all our dental needs. Anyone with anxiety about dental work needs to book a consultation/exam and experience for themselves what we have.Cheers :-)
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