Root Canal Treatment | Frisco TX
Infected Tooth TreatmentA damaged or injured tooth is often painful. It is important to have tooth pain is checked to ensure your retain your tooth and that any infection is treated properly. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a simple treatment that can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
Root Canal therapy is one of the most common dental procedures performed — over 14 million are performed every year. For more information about your tooth structure, please refer to our About Your Tooth page.
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What happens in a Root Canal procedure?
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.
Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
Illustrated Root Canal Therapy
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary, depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth. For further assistance with determining costs, please call our offices in Frisco (Lakeside Endodontics: Frisco Office Phone Number 214-423-7668) or Cleburne (Lakeside Endodontics: Cleburne Office Phone Number 817-645-4848).