About Root Canal Therapy
A premier practice, MINT dentistry provides comprehensive treatments for a wide variety of complex conditions. We want to help you achieve sexy teeth you feel confident flaunting, which starts with a healthy mouth. The team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals at our office in Denton, TX performs root canal therapy for the treatment of severely decayed teeth in situations where a dental filling is no longer a viable option. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy removes the infection from the pulp, which stops the decay from spreading to other teeth. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the fear that is associated with root canals. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we prioritize your comfort by utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and technology to complete your procedure with precision. Our office also offers several sedation options to alleviate fears while keeping you relaxed during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Denton, TX to get more information about restoring the health of your teeth with a root canal.
A few reasons why the interior pulp of a tooth may become infected are an untreated cavity, a physical trauma, or a crack in the enamel. The most common signs that you may have infected pulp are tooth or jaw pain, localized gum inflammation, and changes in the color of the tooth. If the pulp is not removed, it will become increasingly painful as the infection spreads to other teeth and, eventually, your blood.
What to Expect
To begin your root canal therapy, we will ask you to relax in a massaging treatment chair, where you will be given Beats headphones and MINT dentistry sunglasses. We want you to feel at ease during the procedure, so your team will help you choose the most effective sedation method for your root canal therapy. Many patients request nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral-conscious sedation to help them remain comfortable during a root canal. During an endodontic procedure, one of our board-certified dentists will remove the pulp utilizing cutting-edge techniques and equipment. From there, the empty chamber will be sterilized to remove any lingering debris. Once the tooth is cleaned, we will fill it with a special material to seal and protect the tooth. Often a custom-made crown will be placed over the tooth to strengthen it.
If sedation was used, we may require that you have a responsible adult take you home when your root canal is done. Your mouth may feel sensitive or swollen for a while so your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. You should schedule a follow-up appointment six months after the treatment. We will check to make sure the infection is gone and that your mouth has healed. After that, you should schedule twice yearly cleanings so your dentist can continue to monitor your teeth.
The MINT Commitment
During your initial consultation, we will discuss treatment costs so your treatment plan can be customized to fit your goals, needs, and budget. If you have insurance, we can contact your carrier to determine how much your policy will cover. If you don't have insurance, our office accepts several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how we can help you fit a root canal into your budget.
Thanks to advances in medical techniques and technology, root canal therapy is a fast, easy process to stop an infection inside a tooth. Combined with your choice of sedation techniques, your root canal by our team of board-certified professionals at MINT dentistry can be comfortable to save you from pain or more advanced procedures. Contact our practice in Denton, TX to schedule an appointment to get more information on root canals and other advanced procedures.