Why Root Canal?

What Causes damage to the Tooth's Nerve and Pulp?

Tooth Decay and repeated dental procedures in a Tooth, crack or chip, injury etc can cause the damages. Patient may start experiencing pain in the area and can become swollen. They might need to make an emergency dental appointment. Your Dentist will remove the Infected Pulp. He will also clean and seal the inside of the tooth with a special sealing material.

Preserve your natural tooth with the Root Canal Procedure. We offer free consultations.

Do I need to undergo this Procedure?

Your Dentist might recommend the Procedure for serious Tooth decay and Infected Tooth Pulp.

Process

Why do I need to remove the Pulp?

When your Teeth pulp becomes damaged, bacteria begins to spread and multiply within the pulp chamber. This can cause tooth abscess and other Mouth Infections. This can cause Tooth pain and discomfort. If not treated early, it may result in the loss of tooth by extraction. Root Canal can save the Tooth Extraction.

Where can I get my Root Canal procedure done?

There are many Dentists who perform Root Canals. Endodontist specialize in Root Canals and your Dentist might recommend one for complex procedures.

How long is the Root Canal Procedure?

It will take between 1-2 hours for your Dentist or a Dental Specialist, who does Root Canal's to perform this procedure.

Do I need a Dental Cap after the Treatment?

Dental Crown (Dental Caps) protects the Tooth after Root Canal Procedure. There is no blood supply to the Tooth after the Treatment. Dental Crown will prevent the Tooth from fractures and Extraction.

Cost

Cost of the Procedure?

How much for a Root Canal depends on the Provider and the Insurance Plan that you carry. The average price varies by the area as well. Usually it is in the range of $700 - $1100 based on the position of the Tooth in the Frisco and Plano, TX area.

Treatment IMAGES

Before and After Images

Post Operative

Post Operative Instructions for Root Canal Treatment

Avoid any chewing until anesthesia has completely worn off.

It is normal to experience some discomfort when chewing for several days following a root canal appointment. To control discomfort take pain medication as recommended.

Continue to take antibiotics for the indicated length of time, if prescribed. You should continue using antibiotics even if there is no symptoms and signs of infection .

To protect the tooth and keep temporary in place, avoid eating sticky foods.

Avoid hard foods especially gum, and if possible chew only on the opposite side of the mouth.

Between appointments it is common for a small portion of your temporary filling to wear away or break off. But if the filling falls off or comes out entirely, please call us so that we can put new temporary filling.

It is important to continue to brush and floss normal.

Usually the last step after the treatment is the placement of crown on the tooth.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canal Treatment

If the tooth is not bothering, do I need a root canal?

Some Patients may never experience any pain due to an infected tooth. Some may experience pain which may go away on its own or with the help of antibiotics. Just because the pain has stopped does not mean that the tooth is no longer infected.

Infection will be present, but your body has learnt to accommodate the same. Leaving the infection as such without an effective and proper treatment is not recommended as the infection can potentially spread.

The tooth has to be examined with radiographs and clinical findings. Root canal treatment is designed to disinfect the tooth and stop the spread of the infection.