When your tooth is pounding and it hurts to even think, the last thing you want to worry about is the cost of a root canal. Dr. Don Mungcal of Downtown Dental in Los Angeles, CA believes that getting the necessary treatment for dental issues, such as a root canal, is key to the health of your mouth and overall wellness. Unlike wine, dental troubles don’t usually get better with time.
Root canals include several steps: drilling into the top of the tooth, removing the pulp, disinfecting the inside of the tooth, filling, and rebuilding the structure. However, most often it can be completed in one office visit and is usually covered by dental insurance.
If you’re looking for a way to prevent extra dental care costs, be sure to give proper attention to preventive care. Brushing after every meal helps to keep food and sticky substances like sugar, from coating your teeth and creating an environment that’s perfect for bacterial growth. If you can’t brush each time you eat, you should be sure you do so at least every morning and nightly, before bed. Additionally, don’t forget to floss. Flossing is the only way to remove food particles from between teeth, and is crucial in keep your teeth healthy and without decay.
In addition to proper brushing and flossing, it is also important to maintain a regular schedule of checkups with your dentist. By visiting the dentist twice a year, you can be sure that your teeth are professionally cleaned and plaque is removed. Examinations give the dentist an opportunity to spot oral issues in their early stages. The earlier dental problems are detected, the sooner treatment can begin. Often, this results in treatment that is less expensive and less invasive than if the issue continues to grow.
Dental insurance generally covers both preventive and restorative care. Additionally, Downtown Dental offers a VIP Savings Plan. For $275 a year, you receive two comprehensive exams, any necessary x-rays, unlimited emergency office visits, and a 30% discount on any other treatments, including cosmetic procedures. With no annual maximum coverage, like most insurance plans carry, you can save more money than with traditional dental insurance. With CareCredit financing, you can pay monthly for your dental treatments.
So, don’t let the cost of dental treatment keep you from making a necessary appointment. You don’t need to live with pain in your mouth. Dr. Mungcal can help. From providing you with information and care to prevent dental problems, to giving you gentle and respectful treatment, the health of your mouth is in good hands with the team at Downtown Dental.