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
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"Dr. Dickson & the Staff at My Dentist are amazing and make going to the dentist stress and pain free. my very first root canal was done there and I was completely relaxed, they took great care of me! Thank you!! They do everything there it is a one stop place for oral healthcare!"- N.G. / Google / Jul 30, 2019
"I had a temporary crown done and about 3 cavities filled. The work was done on both sides of my mouth. I warned Dr. Dickson I take awhile to get numb and I wanted nitrous oxide. I had all that work done. Dr. Dickson and his assistants were GREAT!! I felt no pain. He did not rush. He gave plenty of time for the numbing medicine to work. If a dental appointment can possibly be pleasant, this one was. I will be going back for the crown next week and also to start my Invisalign process. Oh, Dr. Dickson texted me the evening of my dental work to see if I was doing ok. The only misunderstanding was on the payment. I had a Free consultation a few days after my cleaning to discuss all the work that needed to be done. At the end, I was told if I pay upfront I would get a discount. I did not understand that pay upfront meant that day. My thinking was if I paid for crown, fillings and about $3000 worth of Invisalign the day of my appointment. I guess I got pay in full confused with pay a week ahead. Anyway, they worked it out with me. I believe Dr. Dickson and his staff are very professional and well trained. I would certainly recommend them to anyone who might need a dentist. I found him through a new homeowners mailer."- P.S. / Google / Jul 30, 2019
"Excellent office, staff and doctor! Very relaxing for anyone resistant to going to the dentist: friendly, good music or TV. Personally I go for HGTV on mute with their chill Spotify playlist (or Yacht Rock!). 3-year patient with only cleanings until a recent (and fun!) root canal plus cap replacement. All things considered it went very well and everyone took very good care of me. I really like their deal on cleanings too. I have to get one quarterly so it’s nice to get a break."- A.M. / Google / Oct 30, 2019
"I have been seeing Dr. Dickson for about 18 months now, after a 10-year leave of absence from visiting ANY dentist. My story and recommendation is long because the backstory is so important to why I recommend Dr. Dickson. To say I was frightened of the “horrendous dental chair” is an understatement. When I was 6 months old, I had scarlet fever and chicken pox at the same time. The treatment for these caused my enamel not to develop; that strong substance that protects your pearly whites, I have none. Dental work began for me as soon as my permanent teeth started coming in. My first cavity was drilled at the age of 5, with little to no numbing. From there, about 20 years in and out of the dentist chairs, every 6 months some new tooth to drill or root canal to be had. I have had veneers two prior times and my last root canal was about 10 years ago. After that, I just quit going. My memories are vivid: pain, discomfort, embarrassment, frustration … I then met Dr. Dickson through mutual friends. After talking with his wife first, she assured me I could do this and Dr. Dickson and his team would help me. First and foremost, his entire staff is AMAZING. They were patient with me as I, full of fear, walked in the office for the first time. The sound of any drills really brings me to my edge, so Lin, ever so quickly, pulled me from the waiting room and hollered to the staff, “Let’s get her comfortable, NOW!” I was sedated for my first cleaning and assessment of what was sure to be a huge project. When I went back for my consult, they made sure to take me quickly to where I couldn’t hear work being done, and Lin and I went over the whole plan. From there, Dr. Dickson restored my teeth in three sessions, all under sedation. He checked on me the evening after each session. The restoration has been life-changing. I have no discomfort, my teeth look natural, I smile fully and get so many compliments. I can really see it in photos!!! More importantly, together, we have pretty much conquered my fear. I have successfully followed up with two more cleanings on schedule, with NO cavities, and have graduated to not needing sedation for cleanings. Suzie is my hygienist and she quickly gets me in my chair and the nitrous started to ease my anxiety, and she lovingly calls it my “cocktail hour.” She always checks with me throughout the cleaning to see where my anxiety level is at. She and Dr. Dickson are kind as we talk through what I need to work on to keep my teeth healthy and beautiful. I have never felt negative about myself or reprimanded walking out of that office, which was so common with dentists before. I walked out on Wednesday after my cleaning and shed some tears. Battling my poor teeth health for so many years, Dr. Dickson and his colleagues have truly helped me make a transition that I never could have done on my own! Thanks Dr. D and staff!"- R.C. / Office Visit / Sep 30, 2020
"Excellent office, staff and doctor! Very relaxing for anyone resistant to going to the dentist: friendly, good music or TV. Personally I go for HGTV on mute with their chill Spotify playlist (or Yacht Rock!). 3-year patient with only cleanings until a recent (and fun!) root canal plus cap replacement. All things considered it went very well and everyone took very good care of me. I really like their deal on cleanings too. I have to get one quarterly so it’s nice to get a break."- A.M. / Google / Nov 03, 2019
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.
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.