About Root Canal Therapy
A premier practice, MINT dentistry offers advanced treatments for many concerns. We want to give you sexy teeth, which begins with a healthy mouth. Our team of board-certified doctors at our office in Fort Worth, 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 stops the infection from spreading. We are aware of the concern 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 cutting-edge techniques and technology to perform your treatment with accuracy. MINT dentistry also offers several sedation options to alleviate anxiety so you remain relaxed. Schedule an exam and consultation at MINT dentistry in Fort Worth, TX to get more information about root canal therapy and other advanced treatments.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"My husband, very reluctantly, agreed to come in due to tooth pain that was causing him earaches and headaches. He had not been to any dentist in more than 20 years; not a fan of dentists.As it turns out, he needs several dental procedures....root canal, filling, extractions, and deep cleanings. No big surprise after twenty plus years. The office manager was a champ to break down all of the procedures into manageable chunks with us and taking into consideration our insurance coverages and limitations, she helped us come up with a treatment plan. She also helped us out with a very doable payment plan to help with costs that will be out-of-pocket over what the insurance will pay.Today, we arrived for his root canal. He was again reluctant, but much less anxious after his initial appointment last week. As they proceeded with his procedure, Dr. Moore determined that a root canal was not necessary as they had thought it would be. She explained the findings and suggested to hold off because she does not like to do unnecessary procedures. We appreciated that on several levels!Sharda was super attentive as she assisted Dr.Moore. She was very helpful and even was concerned with my comfort as I waited. She offered me water and asked if I would like to listen to music or watch a movie while I waited. Victoria is the hygienist who performed his deep cleanings. She is also very good.The staff welcomes questions and I like that.My husband really appreciated using their headphines to listen to music to drown out the noise of the instruments that they must use. He also gives the massage chairs a thumbs up."- K.H. / Google / Jul 27, 2018
The interior of a tooth can become infected through an untreated cavity or crack in the enamel as well as a traumatic accident. The most common signs that you may have infected pulp are a toothache, localized gum inflammation, and discoloration. If the tooth isn't treated, you will have increased pain and symptoms once the infection moves to nearby teeth and, eventually, your blood.
What to Expect
Your appointment will begin once you have settled into a massaging treatment chair, where you can put on Beats headphones and MINT dentistry sunglasses. It's important that you feel relaxed during the procedure, so your team will help you select the appropriate sedation method 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 remove the pulp using cutting-edge techniques and equipment. After this, the empty tooth will be sterilized. After your tooth is sanitized, we will fill it with a special material to protect and seal it. Often a crown will be cemented over the tooth for protection.
If sedation was used, we may require that you ask a friend or family member to drive you when your root canal is done. 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 the treatment. We will ensure 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
At your initial consultation, we will talk about treatment costs so your treatment plan can be customized to fit your goals, needs, and budget. If you are using insurance, we will reach out to your provider to understand the benefits of your policy. If you do not have insurance, our office accepts several methods of payment, including low-interest financing. You can also ask for more information on our MINT Discount Plan, which makes it easier to afford the dental care you need.
With modern dental technology and techniques, root canal therapy is a quick, simple procedure to stop an infection inside a tooth. Combined with your choice of sedation techniques, root canal therapy by board-certified MINT dentistry professionals will be comfortable while saving you from pain and more advanced treatments. Reach out to our practice in Fort Worth, TX to schedule an appointment to get more information on treating an infected tooth with root canal therapy.