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
"I went today and received a root canal and I was feeling so nervous but the customer service I received was awesome and they make you feel like family! Of course this is my new dentist! I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for an affordable and friendly dentist!!!!"- K.O. / Facebook / Mar 06, 2017
"I had my two Root Canal and one tooth filling done at Ace Dental. Dr. Gupta saw me at a very short notice and took me through the whole procedure with much comfort and before I knew, we were through with it. I am so glad that I chose Ace Dental.A big thank you to Dr.Gupta and the staff."- S.C. / Facebook / Feb 22, 2018
"After reading the reviews I scheduled my wife for a initial x-ray and exam, after two root canals, seven fillings and a cleaning it is with regret to find out that this dental clinic had such high reviews. This clinic operates understaff, I was informed that there has not been one hygienists or trained dental assistant at this clinic for any of my wife's treatment are treatment plan. During my wife's x-ray one of the front desk staff who assisted the doctor did not use a precaution vest to shield my wife to reduce radiation exposure she said she simply forgot. There is a lack of knowledge between the front desk and the doctor in coordinating what treatment the patient is getting from day to day even delta dental rejected our claim because my wife's data was used to process a claim and not the sponsor. In closing we should all strive to do better and to be better that is why I am writing this review Ace dental you can do better and be better my wife has left your clinic twice without a prescription that you recommended and twice without a treatment plan review; after twenty plus years of military service I think that you would agree Ace dental that this unacceptable dentistry. It's up to you Ace dental my wife's future treatment going forward is in your hands very respectfully Jay..... I was contacted within 24hrs by Ms. Jessica of human resources to address and correct any unsatisfactory issues. "I must say that was pretty impressive in and of itself"; After corrective actions were taken to better improve patient and family experiences we have decided to upgrade our review going forward thank you Ms.Jessica for the phone call it meant a lot to our family and more importantly it showed that Ace dental cares."- C.C. / Google / May 12, 2019
"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
"Friendly staff and Great Caring Dentist. Made my visit bearable. IM EDITING THIS REVIEW BECAUSE OF THE HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE I SUFFERED AT THE HANDS OF THIS DENTIST!! I HAD TO HAVE A TOOTH PULLED AND SHE WAS BRUTAL. EVEN AFTER SEVERAL SHOTS, SHE HURT ME TO THE POINT OF CRYING. I GAVE BIRTH WITHOUT ANY DRUGS AND DIDN'T CRY!! SHE IS NICE AND THOROUGH... BUT I'LL NEVER LET HER TOUCH ME AGAIN!! HER RATES ARE OUTRAGEOUS. SHE HAS COUPON OUT FOR A 25$ VISIT FOR TOOTH PAIN... FINAL BILL FOR ONE TOOTH EXTRACTION...200$!!! AND A QUOTE FOR A ROOT CANAL SHE SAID I NEEDED... 4000$! MY NEW DENTIST STONGLY DISAGREES WITH EVERYTHING SHE TOLD ME, INCLUDING DEEP TOOTH CLEANING WITH NUMBIMG SHOTS!? I'VE HAD THIS DONE BEFORE AND NEVER NEEDED SHOTS. REPLACEMENT OF LOST CROWN THAT SHE SAID ALSO NEEDED A ROOT CANAL... 5000$! FIND SOMEONE... ANYONE, BUT HER. LAST NOTE... TEETH CLEANING I RECEIVED FROM DENTAL ASSISTANT WAS A COMPLETE JOKE... SHE DIDNT PRESS ON MY TEETH HARD ENOUGH TO CLEAN ANYTHING. 🙄 TERRIBLE DENTAL OFFICE."- W.Q. / Google / May 12, 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.