Decay reaching the pulp of a tooth can cause infection and a number of painful symptoms which, if not addressed, can result in tooth loss.
Root canal therapy completely removes the infected tooth pulp to provide relief from pain, preserve tooth structure, and save your smile.
Learn how the team of caring dentists at Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, can provide relief from dental pain with a root canal.
Imagecare Dental Group Root Canal Treatment in Plano, TX
If you are suffering from dental pain that requires a root canal, we offer gentle state-of-the-art treatment at our dentistry practice. Our dentists use the most advanced root canal treatment tools available. We also go above and beyond to disinfect and clean the root canal prior to sealing the affected tooth with a crown. With a host of sedation options, you can rest assured your root canal therapy will be virtually pain-free. A root canal at our Plano, TX, dentist office can provide you with relief and restore the health of your smile.
Relieve Pain and Restore Your Tooth
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Symptoms That May Require a Root Canal
How do you know when tooth decay has gone from a simple cavity to an infection that requires pulp removal with a root canal? While sometimes an infected tooth presents no obvious symptoms, an infected root canal is often accompanied by signs such as:
- Sudden extreme sensitivity to cold and heat
- Swollen gums and face
- Swollen lymph nodes
- A sudden but persistent bad taste in your mouth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact our Plano, TX, dentistry practice immediately for prompt root canal therapy. We offer 24/7 emergency dental services so you don't have to spend days waiting for an appointment while suffering from a tooth infection. The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chance to save the affected tooth.
Determining If a Tooth Can Be Saved
If decay is left untreated, the only alternative is tooth extraction. Unfortunately, a lost tooth can lead to long-term oral and overall health issues, including bone atrophy at the extraction site. Root canal therapy can save your tooth and prevent the need for costly tooth replacements.
Healthy Enamel and Dentin
In order for root canal therapy to successfully save a tooth, the outer tissue must be able to support a crown. If the infected pulp has resulted in decay severe enough to compromise the structure of the tooth, extraction is the only option. This underscores the importance of seeking prompt treatment when experiencing painful symptoms.
Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are incredibly difficult to take care of (even for patients with rigorous dental hygiene) due to their hard-to-reach location. They often erupt in ways that are harmful to the jaw and surrounding teeth. If your wisdom teeth become infected, our dentists will recommend extraction over root canal treatment.
Don't Wait Until It's Too Late Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Treatment
If you think you may need a root canal, the compassionate team of dental professionals at Imagecare Dental Group in Plano, TX, offers prompt, gentle treatment to provide relief from painful symptoms. With the help of state-of-the-art dental tools and the latest innovative techniques, we can ensure your root canal therapy will be virtually pain-free.
We understand that patients may be hesitant to visit the dentist due to past experiences that have left a less than positive impression, but our team strives to provide the best care with a gentle touch. We also offer sedation options to enable even the most nervous patients to relax during treatment.
To learn more about how we can help or to schedule a consultation, contact our Plano, TX, dentist office online or by calling:
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The Root Canal Process
A number of sedation options can help you relax during a root canal depending on your specific needs.
Root Canal Recovery
The numbing effects of local anesthesia will last a few hours after the procedure, so patients should try to avoid chewing until the effects wear off.
Patients may experience some slight discomfort following the procedure, which can be managed with non-prescription medications.
For the first few days, you should eat soft foods and avoid chewing with the treated tooth until you receive the permanent crown.
Patients can practice normal hygiene habits like brushing and flossing, and they can continue using mouthwash to prevent bacteria build-up in the mouth.
Root Canal Financing
Insurance typically covers part of the cost of treatment since root canal therapy is a medical necessity, but the coverage depends on your specific plan.
CareCredit® is a lending company that exclusively helps patients fund their healthcare needs and break up the cost into affordable monthly payments.
For even more financing options, patients can get a monthly payment plan from Lending Club® to help cover the cost of root canal therapy.