Dr. Greg S. Phillips has the training and experience needed to perform 95 percent of root canals in his office without referring patients to a specialist. A root canal is a great option for patients who want to save decayed or infected teeth. The procedure is covered by insurance and is more affordable than other treatments that replace missing teeth.View transcript
In our office, we're able to do 95% of the root canal therapy in our office. There's very few that we refer to an endodontic specialist. These are procedures that we normally perform on a daily, routine basis. And there's questions that patients want to know. Should I get a root canal? How long does a root canal last and what is the cost? Generally, I would say root canal therapy is a great, great option for saving a tooth. The reason is, is in many cases it's a lower cost option compared to an implant. Most dental insurances tend to cover root canal therapy and some dental insurances do not cover implants. So root canal therapy can be a great option for saving a tooth rather than extraction.