Root Canal Therapy in Plano, TX

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Get Relief Without Pain

Although many believe that having a root canal is an awful experience, Plano root canals are actually one of our most beneficial services. You won’t feel any more discomfort than you would getting a tooth filled. At My Dentist in Plano, root canal therapy can:

  • Stop your nagging toothache so you can relax.
  • Save your tooth from needing an extraction.
  • Make it easier to bite and chew.
  • Prepare your tooth for a same-day crown made in our office.

If you’re hurting, call us today. We’ll get you in for an emergency dental appointment the same day in most cases. Our address is 6545 Preston Road, Ste. 100 – next to Legacy Heart Center – Plano.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

The only way to be certain of whether or not you need a root canal, is to schedule a quick exam with our experienced dentist. During this exam he will assess the tooth in question and recommend the best course of treatment. However, there are some common symptoms that might indicate the need for a root canal. These include:

  • Persistent tooth pain
  • Swelling of the jaw
  • Bumps on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth

Learn More About Root Canal Treatment

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal doesn’t have to hurt. This treatment is actually designed to help you feel better, especially when performed by Dr. Dickson and our talented dental team.

The soft inner part of a tooth is known as the pulp. When you have a cavity that goes untreated, or the tooth suffers injury, then eventually decay and infection can reach the pulp. The pulp contains the tooth’s root canals, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue. Once the pulp becomes infected, you can experience a great deal of pain. Root canal therapy is usually required at this point.

Your smile will be in good hands at My Dentist in Plano. Dr. Dickson has performed many root canal procedures over the years. However, if for some reason he can’t do yours, he’ll bring in a trusted oral surgeon to take care of you right in our office.

Root canal treatment starts with getting a clear picture of what’s going on with our i3D Smart CT machine. These detailed images help us make a plan to place a tiny hole in the top of the tooth, through which we will clean out the infected pulp. Next, Dr. Dickson will disinfect the pulp chamber and carefully repair the canals inside the tooth.

A rubber-like material called gutta-percha will then be used to seal the root canals and help prevent reinfection. Finally, we’ll close the hole in your tooth with composite resin, the same material we use for tooth fillings.

Root Canal FAQs

Are there different kinds of root canals?
There is a standard root canal procedure that is the most commonly administered in our Plano, TX office. If the root canal is being performed on a tooth that has previously received an unsuccessful root canal, which can then involve the nerve or damaged pulp. However, as with any procedure, there can be unexpected individual cases or factors which can impact the course of the procedure.

Is this procedure painful?
Root canals have a track record of being painful, but we want you to rest assured that we will do everything we can to prevent any pain. You will be given a local anesthetic which will help both during the procedure and recovery to dull any discomfort or pain you might have otherwise experienced. Our experienced dentist, Dr. Dickson, is well-versed in providing smooth and painless procedures for our patients.

Will insurance cover my root canal?
Before your actual treatment, in your consultation, Dr. Dickson will provide you with a general estimate and breakdown of the various costs and expenses, in addition to what insurance will cover and any other payment plans available. We offer a variety of insurance plans, alternate payment plans, and financing. You can visit our patient resources tab to learn more.

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Complete Your Restoration With a Crown

With the CAD/CAM technology of our in-house milling system, we can make a new crown for your tooth right in our office. You won’t have to make a second visit to have it placed! Your beautiful crown will help strengthen your repaired tooth and blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth. You could walk into our office with toothache pain, but walk out pain-free with a newly restored tooth!

Root canals in Plano can help you feel better soon! Call us today to set up an appointment today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.