Patients often wonder: what does it mean if I have tooth pain, a gum abscess, or sudden bleeding?
Unfortunately, these are all common signs of an infection in your tooth's pulp. While it may sound stressful, it's very treatable.
Save your tooth with gentle root canal therapy from Dr. N. Summer Lerch at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, CT.
What Happens If a Root Canal Is Infected?
Within the roots of our teeth are hollow spaces called root canals. While we don't often think of them, breakage or decay can drastically change that reality. Once the teeth have been compromised, the pulp inside our root canals can become infected. Fortunately, it's a very treatable condition, and our compassionate dentist is grateful for the opportunity to help you.
Do These Signs Look Familiar? Make an Appointment With Our New Haven Team
Even if your visit reveals that you don't need root canal treatment, it's likely that your symptoms are signaling another condition in need of treatment, like a cavity or cracked tooth. You never want to wait for dental care when symptoms like these are present:
- An Abscess
- Tooth Pain
- Temperature Sensitivity
- Pus or Blood
- Facial Swelling
- Tooth Looseness
- Newly Grey Enamel
- Inflamed Gums
New Haven, CT, Patients Know They Can Trust Our Dentist
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What Should I Know About Paying for Root Canal Treatment?
To be fully transparent, our New Haven team does not accept insurance. We see this as an advantage for patients because it allows us to provide more customizable and high-quality service without red tape or restrictions. Our focus on quality also results in more detailed and lifelike restorations.
Investing in the Best
Choosing Dr. Lerch over another dental professional, like an endodontist, is a direct investment in your aesthetic results. That's because she's accredited with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. As New England's only cosmetic dentist with the achievement, she has a reputation for stunning results. Plus, she can conduct implant treatment in the rare case your tooth cannot be saved.
You shouldn't have to sacrifice your health over the cost of root canal treatment. By accepting financing, we make it easier for you to find effective, lasting results, even if you're on a strict budget.
Every Detail Matters: How We Focus on Your Treatment
When you notice tooth pain, your first instinct should always be to seek a dentist or endodontist.
Wondering What Crown Placement Looks Like?
Offering Effective Care
Even for the Hardest Root Canal Cases
You can rest assured that we will always work hard to treat your tooth. It may also help to know that even in event of tooth loss or removal, our New Haven team can find an effective solution.
Dr. Lerch can insert a dental implant in-house, something New Haven endodontists may not be able to complete. Dental implants can be an excellent long-term investment in your oral health and appearance because they can last for a lifetime.
Paired with a crown and abutment, an implant is completely discreet—it also offers unparalleled functionality and stability for your prosthetic.
Struggling With Dental Anxiety?
Let a Real Patient Explain How We Assist
"A visit to the dentist can be worrisome. Filled with anxiety. However that is not the case at the Center for Esthetic Dentistry. Dr. Lerch and the entire team are amazingly accommodating and professional. They are encouraging, supportive, not pushy. I am extremely happy with all of their work...The entire office has been there with me every step of the way cheering me on. I highly recommend the Center for all your dental needs." - David Smith, 5-Star Google Review