Suffering from severe tooth pain? Your tooth may be infected. If not treated soon, you may even lose it.
A root canal performed at David P. Babb, DMD in Beaufort, SC, can relieve symptoms and save your tooth from extraction.
If you have a painful, infected tooth, Dr. David Babb is the right choice to treat the infection and restore your oral health…
Four Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Removing infected, inflamed pulp with a root canal can provide immediate relief from your discomfort.
Prevent Need for Further Treatments
The extraction of infected teeth means Dr. Babb may need to replace them with a bridge or implant-supported restorations. If your tooth is saved with a root canal, though, there is no need for additional, expensive treatment.
Stops Infection Spread
Without a root canal, an infection can spread. Bacterial decay can potentially create a large enough cavity that it can infect your gums and neighboring teeth.
If the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue in the pulp of your tooth are too severely infected or damaged by trauma, extracting the infected tooth may be the best way to save the rest of your smile. However, a timely root canal procedure can save your tooth.
How Do I Know I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Suffering from these symptoms? Contact Dr. Babb at his Beaufort, SC, office today to see if a root canal can relieve your discomfort.
- Severe toothache
- Swollen gums, glands, or cheeks
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Pain caused by hot or cold liquids
Dr. David Babb and his team
Don't Suffer Severe Tooth Pain Any Longer
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Tooth pain can seriously impact your quality of life. Choosing Dr. Babb as the Beaufort, SC, area dentist to perform your root canal treatment is the best way to relieve discomfort, save your tooth, and get your life back to normal.
Dr. Babb is a South Carolina native who has studied and trained at the top dental academies in the country. He uses the most advanced technologies in dentistry, combined with compassionate, personalized treatment, to provide patients of all ages with superior dental care.
Why suffer? Schedule a root canal consultation today using our online form or call us anytime.
Why Choose Dr. Babb for Root Canal Treatment?
Root Canal Costs and Financing
Dr. Babb typically charges between $900 and $1,200 for a root canal. Most insurance plans cover a least a portion of the procedure. Our staff will work hard to get you the maximum coverage possible.
David P. Babb, DMD accepts payment through CareCredit®, a trusted company that helps patients manage out-of-pocket costs through low-interest, monthly payments.
The Root Canal Treatment
A root canal procedure is actually pretty simple and usually only takes one appointment. Dr. Babb is a highly educated dentist with extensive experience performing root canals, so there is no need for you see a specialist like an endodontist.
Dr. Babb will then use a specialized dental tool to thoroughly scrub and remove infected pulp from the root canals. He will also flush the root canals out. He may apply an antibiotic and disinfectant inside the empty canals as well.
If we cannot fabricate your bridge on the same day, we will send your impressions to one of our trusted labs. We are proud to work with some of the highest-quality laboratories in the country.
You may need a restoration to protect the affected tooth. While you relax in comfort, Dr. Babb can create a beautiful, customized crown to protect your tooth using our our in-house CEREC® same-day software and milling system. This saves you from coming back for another appointment.
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Barely, if at all. Check out this reassuring statistic from the National Library of Medicine:
54% of patients experienced no pain durning a root canal
Dr. Babb is considered to be an extremely compassionate dentist with a gentle touch. Many of his Beaufort, SC, patients say they do not even feel the numbing injections he gives them before their root canals or any other procedures.
What Causes Tooth Infections
If a cavity is untreated, decay can spread deep into your tooth’s interior.
Bacteria can penetrate your tooth through unseen cracks in the enamel.
Trauma to your mouth can damage a tooth and the healthy pulp inside it.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the recovery process?
Not long at all. Mild soreness in the tooth area or jaw may last a few days. Over the counter pain medications should help. You can eat normally.
How do I keep my tooth healthy?
Brushing and flossing regularly can help, as well as having biannual exams with Dr. Babb.