About Root Canal Therapy
MINT dentistry is a premier dental facility that offers advanced care for many concerns. Our goal is to give you a gorgeous smile, which begins with good oral health. Our team of board-certified doctors at MINT dentistry in Grapevine, TX offers root canal therapy to treat an infected tooth when the decay has spread from the enamel to the interior pulp. Sometimes called an endodontic treatment, a root canal removes the infected pulp, which prevents the infection from spreading. We are aware of the concern that sometimes accompanies these types of procedures. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we focus on your comfort by using cutting-edge technology and techniques to perform your procedure with accuracy. MINT dentistry also offers sedation dentistry to help ease anxiety so you remain relaxed. Schedule an exam and consultation at MINT dentistry in Grapevine, TX to learn more 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. Some of the most common signs that you may have an infected tooth are a toothache, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), and discoloration. If the tooth isn't treated, you will have increased pain and symptoms once the infection moves to nearby teeth and your bloodstream.
What to Expect
To begin your root canal therapy, we will ask you to relax in one of our treatment chairs, where you can put on a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and be offered a pair of our Beats headphones. It's important that you feel relaxed while you undergo treatment, so the MINT dentistry team will help you select the appropriate type of sedation for the procedure. Patients usually prefer oral-conscious or nitrous oxide gas for sedation to keep them comfortable during the procedure. Once you are ready, your doctor will carefully remove the infected pulp using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. After this, the inside of the empty tooth will be thoroughly sterilized. After your tooth is sanitized, it will be filled with a special material to protect and seal it. In most cases, a dental crown will be cemented over the treated tooth to strengthen it.
Depending on what sedation was used, you may need to ask a friend or family member to drive you after your procedure. Your mouth and lower face might be swollen or sensitive for a few days, which is why your dentist might write you a prescription for a pain relieving medication. You need to make another appointment around six months after your root canal. Our team will perform an exam to ensure your tooth has healed and the infection is gone. After this, we recommend you continue to schedule annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings to maintain your dental health.
The MINT Commitment
At your consultation, a member of our team will talk about the cost of different treatment options so we can make your treatment fit your needs as well as your budget. If you are using dental insurance, we will reach out to your provider to understand how much your policy will cover. If you do not have dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts many methods of payment, including low-interest medical financing. You can also ask for more information on our MINT Discount Plan, which can help you fit a root canal into your budget.
With modern dental technology and techniques, a root canal can be a quick, simple procedure to treat an infected tooth. Along with different levels of sedation, root canal therapy by our team of board-certified professionals at MINT dentistry will be comfortable while saving you from tooth pain and more invasive treatments. Reach out to our office in Grapevine, TX to schedule a consultation with our MINT dentistry team for more information on root canals and other advanced procedures.