About Root Canal Therapy
A state-of-the-art dental practice, MINT dentistry offers comprehensive procedures for many concerns. Our team is here to give you a dazzling smile you feel confident flaunting, which starts with a healthy mouth. The team of board-certified doctors at our office in Friendswood, TX offers root canal therapy for the treatment of severely decayed teeth when the decay has spread from the enamel to the interior pulp. Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal removes the infected pulp, which keeps the decay from spreading. We are aware of the fear that is associated with root canals. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we focus on your comfort by using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies to complete your treatment with accuracy. MINT dentistry also offers several sedation options to ease anxiety while keeping you relaxed. Schedule an exam and consultation at MINT dentistry in Friendswood, TX to learn more about root canals.
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Best Candidates for Root Canal Therapy
An infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by a deep crack, an untreated cavity, or physical trauma. Some of the most common signs that you may have infected pulp are tooth or jaw pain, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), and discoloration. If the tooth isn't treated, it will become increasingly painful once the infection moves to nearby teeth, and eventually, your blood.
What to Expect with Root Canal Therapy
To begin your root canal therapy, we will ask you to relax in a luxurious treatment chair where you can put on a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and be offered a pair of our Beats headphones. We want you to feel relaxed during the procedure so your doctor will help you choose the most effective type of sedation for your root canal therapy. Many patients prefer 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 using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. From there, the empty chamber will be thoroughly sterilized. Once the tooth is cleaned, we will fill it with a special material to protect and seal it. Often, a custom-made crown will be cemented over the treated tooth to protect it.
Root Canal Therapy Treatment Aftercare
Depending on what sedation was used, you may need to ask a friend or family member to take you home after your root canal therapy. Your mouth may be sensitive or swollen for a while, which is why your dentist may write you a prescription for pain-relieving medication. You need to schedule a follow-up appointment around six months after the treatment. Our team will make sure your tooth has healed and the infection is gone. After this, we recommend you schedule twice-yearly cleanings so your dentist can continue to monitor your teeth.
The MINT Commitment
During your consultation, a member of our team will discuss treatment costs so your treatment plan can be customized to fit your needs, as well as your budget. If you are using insurance, we will contact your carrier to determine how much your policy will cover. If you don't have insurance, we accept most payment methods, including low-interest medical financing. You can also ask for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which makes it easier to afford regular dental care and treatments, like root canal therapy.
Root Canal Therapy Lasting Protection
Thanks to modern dental technologies and techniques, a root canal can be a fast, simple process to stop an infection inside a tooth. Along with the sedation method that's best for you, root canal therapy at MINT dentistry by board-certified doctors will be comfortable while saving you from pain or more complex treatments. Contact our practice in Friendswood, TX to schedule an appointment with our MINT dentistry team to learn about your different treatment options with a root canal.