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We are happy to answer questions about our services and procedures.
These are a selection of some common questions that patients have. If your question isn't answered here, please contact our office. It's important to us that our patients understand their dental care.
Dental issues typically do not resolve themselves without intervention. The longer treatment is ignored, the more problems it can create later, making it harder to remedy when the patient is in a greater amount of pain. Dr. Accardo recommends seeking an appointment as soon as it is possible to make time.
Dr. Accardo uses the safest and most reliable methods in endodontics. She conducts a thorough consultation and diagnosis prior to treatment, and she follows up with every patient afterward. She is always available for any questions concerns.
The total cost will depend on the extent of the procedure; however, when you consider the bigger picture, saving your tooth is often the most cost-effective option. Without root canal treatment, an infection could result in tooth loss, which would require a dental bridge or implant for tooth replacement.
Additional cost may come from completing a crown to protect the tooth after the procedure is done; however, root canal treatment is much more affordable than a dental bridge or implant.
We work with many insurance plans, and we’re happy to file the claim for you as a courtesy. We strive to get the most benefits permissible.
Financing is available through CareCredit, and we also accept most major credit cards, in addition to cash or check. Please contact our friendly office staff for more information.
Treatment alone will significantly reduce a patient's pain. Any pain relief that may be given is specifically tailored to the individual before, during, and after the procedure. Ice packs are provided, as it is best to keep the affected area cool. Most patients are tender or sore for one to three days and can expect a full recovery within one week.
After a root canal treatment, it is typical to need a crown to protect the tooth, and this procedure should save the tooth as well as eliminate infection and pain.
If it is an emergency, it is best to be seen right away. We have allotted time each day of operation for such situations, so please give our office a call.
To accommodate busy lifestyles, early morning appointments are available upon request.
To treat the patient thoroughly, the procedure itself will usually take around an hour and a half, including plenty of time for personalized attention. Consultations vary but typically are well within a half hour.
Specializing in a narrow field of dentistry allows a doctor to perfect the artistry of their craft; focusing on a limited number of procedures gives expertise gained only through repetition and experience.
Dr. Accardo is a board certified endodontist, one of a few in the state of Louisiana, and she takes pride in the work of every root canal.