If you or any member of your family is currently experiencing pain, swelling, inflammation or discoloration of teeth, you may be good candidates for root canal treatment in Coppell and Valley Ranch. Our office provides advanced and affordable options to treat infections and resolve issues with inflamed nerves and infected teeth, allowing you to resolve your dental problems quickly and effectively. We are committed to providing you with cost-effective services in Coppell and Valley Ranch. By entrusting your teeth to us, you can ensure that you will receive the care and experience you need from a qualified dental professional.
Root Canal Procedure
Pain and pressure are two dental symptoms that should not be ignored. If you are suffering from severe pain or swelling of the gums, making an appointment to see our root canal dentists can protect you against serious complications. Left untreated, infections of the roots of your teeth can spread to your jaw or other adjacent teeth. Working with our team of experienced and knowledgeable dentists can be a practical step toward a healthier mouth. We will work with you throughout the process to ensure that you receive the right treatments for your teeth, your gums and your overall health.
Why Is a Root Canal Procedure Performed?
A root canal procedure is necessary when the roots of a tooth become infected or decayed. This can cause severe pain as nerve endings are exposed to intense pressure. Without treatment, the infection may spread to other areas of the mouth, putting healthy tissue at risk and increasing the amount of pain you experience.
During your initial appointment, our dentists will examine your mouth to determine exactly where the problem is located. We may take X-rays or perform other scans to ensure that we can visualize your tooth completely. If swelling or infection are causing you serious pain, we can prescribe treatments that can reduce pain and address the underlying problem. A course of antibiotics can sometimes reduce the infection to a manageable degree to allow a root canal to be performed safely in our office.
The root canal procedure involves drilling into the outer layers of the tooth to reveal the pulp and nerves inside. Our dentists will then remove the pulp and nerves from each of the roots of your tooth. This will eliminate pain right away and will limit the risk of infections in the future. Once all the pulp has been removed from inside your tooth, a sealant is applied that will fill in all the empty space and provide a measure of support for your tooth. A filling is used to plug the hole through which the pulp and nerves were extracted.
Your dentist will discuss your anesthesia options with you to determine the most appropriate choice for your needs. General anesthesia may be a good option for patients who prefer a completely painless procedure. For most patients, local anesthetics will be adequate. Opting for local anesthesia can also be a good way to keep your costs as low as possible for your root canal procedure.
Should I See a Root Canal Dentist or an Endodontist for My Root Canal?
An endodontist specializes in dental care for the inside of teeth. He or she has advanced training in the structures and proper care of the pulp and nerves inside your tooth. A root canal dentist, by contrast, typically has a background in general dentistry and has many years of experience in performing root canals for patients. Our dental staff will connect you with the most appropriate care provider to ensure the best outcomes for your situation. If you have a complex case, we may refer you to an endodontist. We will work with you to ensure that you are happy with the care you receive from us.
How Much Does a Root Canal Treatment Cost?
As with most medical and dental procedures, the cost of root canal treatments may vary depending on a number of factors. Our dental office will work with you to make sure your care is as affordable as possible. If you have dental insurance, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your plan covers as much of your costs as possible to help you stay within your budget when dealing with dental emergencies. Keep in mind we can not offer you a cost estimate until we have performed an exam and determined the best course of care. Please call our office for more information.