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Root Canal

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 from oral pain and restore the health to your smile.

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very good at what they do. Pain free, great hygienist, and very pleasant office personnel.

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Love Dr. Imperial and all the staff at Imagecare Dental Group.  They are all very friendly and professional.  I'd recommend the practice to everyone!!!

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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:

  • Toothache
  • 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. The sooner you seek treatment, the better your chance to save the affected tooth. 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. While an implant-supported restoration can help restore your smile, dental implants are far more costly and complex than a root canal.

Determining If a Tooth Can Be Saved

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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. 

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Wisdom Teeth

Third molars, also known as wisdom teeth, are troublesome to say the least. Their location makes them incredibly difficult to take care of, even for patients with the most rigorous dental hygiene. 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:

(972) 618-5000

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2020

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Always a pleasure walking into a warm friendly environment. The leadership in this practice is impeccable!
I recommend Imagecare Dental to anyone looking for long-term, quality, dental care.
If I could give them more stars I would. Awesome place!

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Jasmine Matawaran

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I have been going to Imagecare dental for 16 years. The staff are very courteous, diligent, detail oriented and always does an excellent job. Dentists are personable and highly skilled. They listen and address all your questions/concerns.

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The Root Canal Process

Using our advanced CBCT machine, one of our dentists will begin your root canal by thoroughly evaluating your tooth with the help of digital imaging. This enables us to make an accurate diagnosis so you know you are receiving the best care possible.
A number of sedation options can help you relax during a root canal depending on your specific needs.
A number of sedation options can help you relax during a root canal depending on your specific needs.
Before beginning, our dentist will apply local anesthesia to the area to ensure you experience no pain during the root canal procedure. Our Plano, TX, dentistry practice features sedation options including nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation for patients who require extra care to ensure they can relax during treatment.
An access point is created in the infected tooth so that pulp can be properly removed. With the information provided by our digital imaging software, our dentist can determine the approach to your specific root canal.
Using the most advanced rotary endodontic files, the pulp is removed from the interior chambers of the tooth and root canals to clear all of the infected tissue.
Once the pulp is removed, multiple cleaning and disinfecting solutions coupled with an ultrasonic instrument remove as much dead tissue, bacteria, and contaminated material as possible to sterilize the interior of the tooth.
The now hollow structure is filled with a rubber-like substance developed specifically for root canals called gutta-percha.
Once your root canal is completed, the treated tooth is sealed shut.
Depending on the severity of your root canal, a dental crown may need to be placed in order to preserve the integrity of your smile.
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Imagecare Dental Group

At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Our doctors are affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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