Root Canal Therapy in Central TX

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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.

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.

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