Root Canals in McKinney, TX
Most patients dread when a dentist mentions the words “root canal”! In fact, it is not the actual dental procedure that causes the pain, it is the infection and inflammation of the damaged nerve tissue around the tooth that causes the pain. The professional team at Red Oak Family Dentistry offers gentle, yet effective, dental care treatment for all your root canal problems.
If you suffer from tooth decay that progresses through the layers of the tooth, you will notice that your tooth becomes very sensitive to temperature and pain. You may also suffer from swelling and an abscess may begin to form at the root of the tooth. If the condition is not treated, the infection will progress and may lead to further damage. Root canal therapy can save a tooth from extraction.
Root Canal Therapy in McKinney, TX
Root canal therapy is one of the most efficient methods of relieving the pain, swelling and discomfort of an infected tooth and at the same time saving the tooth from extraction! During the procedure, the damaged nerve tissue is removed from the tooth and the canal is cleared of harmful bacteria. Once the canal is cleaned, it is filled and sealed with a rubber-like material. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection. The tooth then continues to function like any regular tooth.
Modern root canal treatment is very similar to having a routine filling and can be completed quickly. You can expect a comfortable experience during and after your appointment.
There are many advantages of saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment:
- Natural appearance
- Normal biting surface and efficient chewing
- Protection of other teeth from excessive wear
Root canal therapy helps you maintain a natural smile, continue eating the foods you love and limits the need for ongoing dental work. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment will last for a lifetime. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for you or a family member.
Root Canal FAQs
What does a root canal do?
Root canal therapy works to remove the infected portion of your tooth and restore its functionality. Our team will make a small hole in the crown of the tooth, remove the infection, thoroughly clean your canal, and seal it to prevent future infection.
Are root canals painful?
Treatments are designed to alleviate pain, not cause it. A local anesthetic will be applied to numb the area and keep you as comfortable as possible. We work with the utmost care and precision to ensure your experience is stress-free.
What happens after the procedure?
Following root canal treatment, many patients are able to return to their daily tasks the very next day. It’s normal to feel some tenderness or mild discomfort around the area for a few days. Incorporate crunchy foods back into your diet at a pace that feels comfortable to you.
How much does root canal therapy cost?
The cost of treatment is different for each patient. During your first visit, we will provide you with our best estimate and go over your payment options with you. For uninsured patients, we offer our Red Oak Premiere Dental Plan, which, for one annual fee, includes your preventive care and gives you access to discounted treatments.