About Root Canal Treatment
When caught soon enough, tooth decay or damage is often treated with a filling or similar restoration to repair and protect the tooth. But if the decay spreads deeper and affects the inner portion of the tooth (pulp), you will likely need a root canal. A common endodontic treatment, root canal therapy at ACE Dental of Texas removes the damaged pulp from the tooth, disinfects the area, and then fills and seals the tooth. Root canal treatment may be necessary to both save the tooth from extraction and prevent the infection from impacting your systemic health. If you have tooth pain, swelling, or other symptoms, we urge you to visit one of our practices and learn if a root canal can help. Our caring team strives to keep patients at ease and comfortable and offers a sedation option to minimize any anxiety.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"Very good Dentist! I walked in with pain and they completed a root canal and extraction, he was very good numbing the pain, so I couldn't feel anything. I would definitely recommend this Dentist!"- S.W. / Google / Nov 28, 2019
"I am very picky about where I go for dental work ,since going to the dentist is not my favorite thing, but Ace was so nice and the Dentist and everyone was so nice and understanding and made my root canal not so bad!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"Very good Dentist! I walked in with pain and they completed a root canal and extraction, he was very good numbing the pain, so I couldn't feel anything.I would definitely recommend this Dentist!"- S.W. / Google / Nov 25, 2019
"This place is awesome! Everyone is very professional and nice. Every time I go there is barely any wait. The dental assistants and dentist have been reassuring and super nice. Nancy is fantastic! I had a root canal and some fillings and I cannot ask for better. I would highly recommended this place. My son also had some fillings and they did great to help him not feel afraid."- S.Z. / Google / Sep 25, 2019
"Ace dental is amazing they are nice caring people. No matter what your getting done they help you with it all the way. I had caught a bacteria infection due to a I never been so scared and in pain in my whole life. The procedure was very scary above all painful. But they helped me through it all. All the crying and screaming in pain. Now I’m starting to heal and get better and awaiting a root canal. Thank you Ace dental for helping during a rough time I almost have my smile back now 😁"- Z.A. / Google / Sep 25, 2019
When Is a Root Canal Needed?
Cracks, deep cavities, and physical trauma can all provide a way for disease-causing bacteria to reach the pulp of a tooth and cause infection. In such cases, root canal treatment may be necessary to reestablish your oral health, function, and comfort. Some of the most common signs and symptoms that you may have an internally damaged or infected tooth include:
- Toothache or jaw pain
- Gum or facial swelling
- Biting discomfort
- Darkening of a tooth
- Tooth abscess
- Temperature sensitivity
- Blister-like bump on the gums
- Feeling of pressure in the jaw
The Root Canal Process
At ACE Dental, we always place patient comfort as a top priority. While root canals are performed under local anesthetic, we can also offer sedation dentistry to help you feel at ease and relaxed during your visit. To perform a root canal, our qualified dental experts will create a small opening in the chewing surface of the tooth to access the inner chamber and then carefully remove the decayed pulp. The pulp and internal areas of the roots will be carefully sterilized and reinforced with a special material. To conclude the procedure, the tooth will be sealed with a sedative filling and allowed to fully heal.
Recovery Following Endodontic Therapy
Any pain or discomfort you were experiencing before the treatment will begin to subside once your root canal is complete. Over-the-counter pain relievers may be taken to enhance your comfort as you recover from your procedure. Our team may provide a prescription for antibiotics to treat any internal infections. A follow-up visit will be scheduled a few weeks later so we can evaluate the condition of your tooth. In many cases, a custom dental crown may be recommended to protect the tooth structure, as root canal treated teeth tend to be at a higher risk for breaking or cracking. We will continue to monitor the health of your tooth and overall smile during each of your routine preventive visits at ACE Dental.
Are Root Canals Covered by Insurance?
At your consultation, our treatment coordinator will go over cost estimates so your treatment fits both your needs and budget. If you have dental insurance, we will contact your carrier to determine your benefits coverage and estimate personal costs. As a provider of affordable dentistry, ACE Dental offers quality care at unbeatable prices. We accept several payment methods and can assist you in applying for low-interest medical financing.
Save damaged and infected teeth
Putting off treatment for internally damaged infected teeth can place your oral health and general wellness at serious risk. At ACE Dental of Texas, our experienced team offers root canal therapy to save these teeth and bring health back to your smile. We always place your comfort first and strive to make you feel comfortable regardless of your treatment needs. For more information on root canal therapy, please get in touch with one of our practice locations.