What is root canal treatment?
If detected early, tooth decay or damage can typically be treated with a filling or restoration to repair and protect the affected tooth. However, if the decay continues to affect the inner portion of the tooth (pulp), you could need a root canal treatment. As a frequently performed endodontic treatment at our Taylor, TX facility, root canal therapy works by taking out the damaged pulp from the tooth, thoroughly cleansing the area, and then filling the tooth. In order to save your tooth from needing to be extracted, a root canal treatment might also be necessary to prevent future infection. When you have swelling, irritation, or tooth pain, we invite you to contact ACE Dental of Taylor to learn more about root canal treatments in order to preserve the health of your mouth.
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when should I get a root canal?
There are several ways that bacteria can reach the pulp of a tooth and cause infection, including through cracks, deep cavities, and physical trauma. When an infection has developed, root canal therapy might be needed to restore your oral health, function, and the comfort of your smile. The most prevalent symptoms of a damaged or infected tooth could include:
- Tooth or jaw pain
- Swelling in your gums or face
- Pain when biting
- Tooth discoloration
- Abscess of a tooth
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A bump on the gums
- Pressure in the jaw
how is a root canal performed?
Our team at ACE Dental of Taylor always strives to provide the best possible care for our patients. Although root canal treatments are provided under local anesthetic, our team may also suggest sedation dentistry to allow you to feel at ease during your visit. To start the treatment, a small opening is created within the chewing surface of the tooth to reach the inner chamber and then the decayed pulp is gently removed. Next, the pulp and internal parts of the roots will be carefully cleansed and reinforced with a special material. Lastly, the tooth will be filled and sealed before being allowed to fully heal.
recovery from a root canal
If you are experiencing pain or irritation prior to your treatment, this will start to subside after your root canal is complete. Our team may suggest taking over-the-counter pain relievers to improve your comfort as you recover from your treatment. Additionally, a prescription for antibiotics to treat any internal infections could also be provided. A few weeks following your procedure, you may need to have a follow-up visit so we can examine the condition of your tooth. For some patients, a custom dental crown could be suggested in order to shield the tooth structure, as root canal treated teeth may be at a higher risk for damaging or cracking. During your routine dental visits to ACE Dental of Taylor, we will continue to monitor the health of your tooth.
What do root canals cost?
During your initial consultation, we will go over your cost estimates so your treatment better fits your budget and needs. For patients who carry dental insurance, we will reach out to your provider to identify your benefits coverage and out-of-pocket costs. At ACE Dental of Taylor, we also accept various payment methods, and we can help you with applying for low-interest medical financing.
Restore teeth with endodontics
Not properly treating internally infected teeth may put your dental health and general wellness at serious risk. Thankfully, our team at ACE Dental of Taylor provides root canal treatments to preserve these teeth and restore your oral health. Learn more about root canal treatments by contacting our Taylor, TX practice to schedule your initial consultation.