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Root Canals in New Orleans and Gretna, LA

Connell Family Dentistry provides root canals for patients in New Orleans, Metairie, Gretna and Harvey, Louisiana.

The pain of an infected (abscessed) tooth can be unbearable and affect your overall quality of life. Connell Family Dentistry performs root canals for patients experiencing the pain of an infected tooth. If you are currently looking to rid your mouth of the pain associated with this infection, schedule an appointment with Connell Family Dentistry today at our New Orleans or Gretna location.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is needed when tooth decay causes an abscessed (infected) tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured and can’t repair itself, it dies. The most common cause of pulp death is a cracked tooth or a deep cavity and decay. Both of these problems can let germs (bacteria) enter the pulp. Germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. Left without treatment, pus builds up at the root tip, in the jawbone, forming a “pus-pocket” called an abscess. An abscess can cause damage to the bone around the teeth.

When the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result. Certain byproducts of the infection can injure your jawbones. Without treatment, your tooth may have to be removed.

How are Root Canals Performed?

Treatment often involves one to three visits. During treatment, Dr. Connell removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed, and a crown is placed on the tooth to give structure and strength to the treated tooth.

How Much does a Root Canal Cost in New Orleans, Gretna, or the Surrounding Louisiana Area?

The cost of a root canal varies depending on the necessary number of visits and surgical time to properly perform the procedure. Set up your appointment with Dr. Connell today to begin discussing options for your root canal. The Connell Family Dentistry staff will discuss costs, insurance, and treatment plans at your appointment. We work with CareCredit® for your financing needs.

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Connell Family Dentistry offers the highest quality of care for all of our dental work, and our staff goes above and beyond in providing you with the best service. If you live in the New Orleans or Gretna area and are looking to enhance your smile, call Connell Family Dentistry today. We look forward to bringing out the beauty you feel inside with your smile.

Dr. Brian Connell

Connell Dental Care and Connell Family Dentistry offer family dentistry, orthodontics, and cosmetic dentistry to patients in New Orleans, Louisiana. Contact Connell Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation!

Written by Connell Dental Care January 10, 2014