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About Root Canal Treatment

Injured and decayed teeth are generally treated using a filling or another kind of replacement if they are detected and managed in a timely manner. Nevertheless, as the damage makes it to the center of the tooth, sometimes referred to as the pulp, root canal therapy is likely required to improve dental health and protect the tooth from extraction. A root canal is a common procedure provided at Preston Hollow Dental Care to extract contaminated inner tooth tissue and close off the damaged tooth to improve dental wellness. Gabrielle Dizon treats abscessed or centrally deteriorating teeth by performing advanced root canal therapy and employs sedation options to further boost patient ease. If you suffer with a significantly damaged or infected tooth, reach out to our Dallas, TX practice as soon as possible to find out about the health benefits of advanced root canal therapy.

Are You a Candidate for a Root Canal?

Inflamed tooth pulp may be attributed to severe tooth decay, a deep break, or an accident. Our team will take a digital scan and conduct a dental assessment to decide if a root canal or other option is required to ease tooth pain and restore your oral wellness.

Often-occurring symptoms that may signal you need a root canal consist of stabbing or dull tooth discomfort, other lasting oral pain, pain while chewing, and sensitivity to hot or cool temperatures. You may also see puffiness concentrated on the lower face or gumline, an obvious boil near the gumline, or darkening of a tooth after a trauma.

The Root Canal Process

Advanced approaches are used to boost an individual's comfort throughout their root canal. At our Dallas, TX office, root canals are performed under local anesthesia, which can be offered jointly with sedation approaches to encourage greater ease. When the tooth is dulled, a shield will be placed to protect the patient's oral structures, and the affected area will be exposed via a small hole made in the upper part of the tooth. The pulp(the structure that consists of the nervous tissues and blood supply inside of every tooth) will be removed, and the inner canal will be addressed utilizing advanced tools before being completely sanitized. Gabrielle Dizon should then protect the affected tooth using an effective substance and conclude with a sedative filling to kick off the recovery period.

Following Your Treatment

Any dental discomfort you were experiencing prior to your endodontic therapy should begin to abate as soon as the root canal is finished. Store-bought pain medication might also be used to minimize any aches or puffiness that occurs following your treatment. Our staff will arrange a checkup consultation 2 – 4 weeks after so we can assess your healing. Teeth corrected with root canal procedures are at a higher risk of damage and usually need the security of a personalized crown when they're entirely recovered. A personalized restoration can then be crafted to restore the function and natural look to your tooth.

Insurance Coverage for Root Canals

Frequently, this specific treatment is covered in part by dental insurance plans. A person on our front desk team will contact your insurance company and give you any anticipated out-of-pocket costs. At Preston Hollow Dental Care, our team is happy to take multiple accessible payment methods and could help you sign up for affordable financing alternatives.

FAQ ABOUT ROOT CANAL THERApy

What is a root canal?

The term “root canal” refers to the tiny, narrow passageways that branch from a central, hollow space in your tooth (called the pulp chamber) down to the ends of the tooth roots. A root canal procedure is used to save the tooth if the soft tissue deep inside of it (also known as the pulp) becomes acutely inflamed or infected.

What causes the need for a root canal?

If the tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected, the tissue needs to be removed in order to save the tooth and stop the infection from spreading. A root canal is needed when bacteria reaches the nerve either from a large cavity, a crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth.

Is a root canal painful?

A root canal normally causes no more discomfort that a filling. The infection that makes the treatment necessary is what’s painful because it is inflaming the tissue that has lots of nerves and is very sensitive. A root canal treatment actually relieves this pain.

How long will a root canal last?

With proper care, a restored tooth from a root canal treatment can last a lifetime.

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Broken and abscessed teeth might lead to a large number of oral and general wellness problems when neglected or not addressed. Nevertheless, thanks to progress in current dentistry, a root canal from Preston Hollow Dental Care may be a good option to preserve your tooth as well as your overall health. Call our practice in Dallas, TX to set up an evaluation with Gabrielle Dizon and find out about our approach to endodontic treatment.

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