We strive to make our offices a comfortable environment where you will be sure to leave our offices with your pain addressed and with a treatment plan tailored specifically to your needs.
Every tooth consists of three different layers. The outermost and hardest layer is enamel, and the second layer is dentin. The third is pulp, which is the cavernous space where the live tissue and nerve of each tooth is located.
If for any reason the pulp space is exposed to the outside, the tissue becomes contaminated and eventually infected. The exposure of pulp happens in many circumstances, such as when you have a large cavity or a fractured tooth. Your dentist can explain the exact reason for damage to this tissue. In these cases, the treatment is usually root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is the process of going inside the pulp space and removing the infected, dead tissue. The space is then disinfected and sealed with special materials. Nowadays, root canal treatments are performed with advanced techniques and materials, making them far more comfortable and faster. After root canal treatment is complete, your restorative dentist will usually place a crown on your tooth to safeguard against fracture.If your dentist has referred you for root canal treatment, give us a call today!
When a root canal treatment fails, the first course of action that is usually taken is trying to re-do the root canal treatment. It is usually done by an Endodontist (root canal specialist) or an experienced general dentist.
The process is very similar to Root canal Treatment, the difference is that besides taking any remaining infected tissue out, the doctor has to take old filling material, any posts and crowns or any other obstacle in the pulp space out to be able to successfully disinfect and seal the area of the root canal. Due to the few extra steps that are taken, root canal re-treatments generally take longer to complete, and the patient may need multiple appointments with us to complete the re-treatment.
After the root canal treatment is done your restorative dentist will place a crown to protect the tooth against fractures.
All appointments start with a consultation exam. However, an emergency appointment can be made if you are in too much pain and can not wait to schedule a two hour appointment.
The doctor can perform a procedure which opens the tooth to remove the nerve, then packs the tooth with medication to kill infection, and finally places a temporary filling. This procedure significantly reduces pain and starts the healing process until you are able to return to finish the root canal.
If you live in or around Laurel and Severna Park and experiencing tooth ache, call us today!
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Our specialty dental practice is dedicated to treating patients who need root canals, and root canal re-treatments. Our offices are conveniently located in the cities of Laurel and Severna park. We follow a strict and modern sterilization protocol which fully utilizes state of the art equipment and sterilization techniques. Our sterilization system surpasses OSHA requirements. Unlike most dental offices who use tap water, our office exclusively uses distilled (purified) water in our dental units which removes any chance of contamination.
Our friendly and competent staff is dedicated to patient comfort and quality of care. We have TV's mounted in each of our treatment rooms. Patients are free to choose a movie from our vast selection or bring their own movie or music to listen to during their procedure. We make sure that our patients are being provided the most current treatment options and cutting-edge dental technology available. We look forward to welcoming you to our specialty practice.
Our Laurel Office:
Fax: (301) 498-4536 Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Our Severna Park Office:
Fax: (301) 498-4536
Tuesday and Thursday
Monday through Friday 8:00 am-4:00 pm We have an early 7:30 am appointment available on Wednesday and Friday
We accept most insurance plans. We also accept payment from most PPO and indemnity plans. Please call our office to make an appointment and we will answer any questions you may have. Patients with Insurance We will do our best to calculate your estimated co-pays for your visit. However please keep in mind that these are estimates only. We cannot know the total cost until the insurance pays the claim, usually 2-4 weeks after treatment.
Therefore some patients can expect a statement with any remaining balance mailed to them with a copy of their EOB (Explanation of Benefits). Office Policy - Co-Payment is due before or at the time treatment is completed. The Patient is responsible for any and all fees incurred that are not covered. Patients Without Insurance At the time services are rendered, we ask that patients pay the balance in full, we accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover, as well as cash or check payments.
We accept all major credit cards, ATM cards, cash, and personal checks. For our patients' convenience we have arranged a payment plan through a third party, CareCredit, which helps our patients receive their treatment in a timely manner.