About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner section of the tooth (also known as pulp) develops an infection, it can create plenty of pain and the whole tooth starts to die if the contamination is not removed. A root canal treatment by our dentists at Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX removes the diseased pulp from the tooth, which can preserve the tooth and allow proper recovery begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is removed, a filling substance can be added in the tooth or else a crown can be positioned on the tooth by our dentists. If the diseased pulp is not cured, other teeth can become infected, plus the infection may pass into the blood flow and infect other sections of the body. At Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX, our dentists perform root canal procedures to aid patients and bring back their oral health.
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What to Expect
A root canal therapy is generally done with local anesthesia to numb the gums and teeth, plus our dentists may include sedation if needed. Our dentists will take out the pulp from the diseased tooth or teeth, then our dentists will put on a crown or insert filling material. A few patients are at a greater risk of getting an infection (most often patients with heart concerns like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists can prescribe a treatment of antibiotics before and after the root canal procedure.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and recuperate at home, however certain sedation options may require the person to have a dependable adult take them home. Patients will have temporary numbness and a few patients may have minor discomfort that can generally be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever. If a temporary crown was set over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and secured by our dentists at another appointment. After a root canal, oral care consisting of brushing and flossing at home, plus visits to Family First Dental Care as recommended by our dentists are critical to support the well-being of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal treatment is generally covered partly by the patient's insurance, however insurance may not cover further expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX accept many forms of payment and Family First Dental Care can also help patients in applying for financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To treat your discomfort and avoid more invasive oral health concerns, don't dodge talking to our dentists about root canal treatments. With advanced dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at Family First Dental Care in Plano, TX, healing an infected tooth doesn't have to be awful or horrible.