About Root Canal Therapy
A premier practice, MINT dentistry offers advanced treatments for many concerns. We want to give you sexy teeth, which begins with a healthy mouth. Our team of board-certified doctors at our office in Richardson, TX offers root canal therapy to treat an infected tooth when the decay has spread from the enamel to the interior pulp. Sometimes called an endodontic treatment, a root canal removes the infected pulp, which stops the infection from spreading. We are aware of the concern that is associated with root canals. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we focus on your comfort by using cutting-edge techniques and technology to perform your therapy with accuracy. MINT dentistry also offers several sedation options to alleviate anxiety so you remain relaxed. Schedule an exam and consultation at MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX to get more information about root canal therapy.
An infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by a deep crack, an untreated cavity, or physical trauma. The most common signs that you may have infected pulp are a toothache, localized gum inflammation, and discoloration. If the tooth isn't treated, you will have increased pain and symptoms once the infection moves to nearby teeth and, eventually, your blood.
What to Expect
Your root canal therapy will begin with you settling into a massaging treatment chair, where you can put on Beats headphones and MINT dentistry sunglasses. It's important that you feel relaxed during the procedure, so your team will help you select the appropriate sedation method for the procedure. Patients usually prefer oral-conscious or nitrous oxide gas for sedation to keep them comfortable during the procedure. Once you are ready, your doctor will remove the pulp using cutting-edge techniques and equipment. After this, the empty tooth will be sterilized. After your tooth is sanitized, we will fill it with a special material to protect and seal it. Often a crown will be cemented over the tooth to protect it.
If sedation was used, we may require that you ask a friend or family member to drive you when your root canal is done. Your mouth and lower face might be swollen or sensitive for a few days, which is why your dentist might write you a prescription for a pain relieving medication. You need to make another appointment around six months after the treatment. We will ensure your tooth has healed and the infection is gone. After this, we recommend you schedule twice yearly cleanings so your dentist can continue to monitor your teeth.
The MINT Commitment
At your initial consultation, we will talk about treatment costs so your treatment plan can be customized to fit your goals, needs, and budget. If you are using insurance, we will reach out to your provider to understand your coverage. If you do not have insurance, our office accepts several methods of payment, including low-interest financing. You can also ask for more information on our MINT Discount Plan, which can help you afford your dental care.
With modern dental technology and techniques, root canal therapy is a quick, simple procedure to stop an infection inside a tooth. Combined with your choice of sedation techniques, root canal therapy at MINT dentistry will be comfortable while saving you from pain and more advanced treatments. Reach out to our practice in Richardson, TX to schedule an appointment to get more information on root canal therapy and other ways to improve your dental health.