If you`re experiencing persistent pain in the area surrounding a single tooth, you may need a root canal-one of the scariest phrases a dentist can utter. Despite the negative connotations associated with root canals, however, they`re actually one of the best ways to relieve pain and swelling inside the mouth caused by cavities and bacteria. Without treatment, loss of the tooth is likely, as tooth decay reaching the pulp tissue inside the tooth causes infection.
Expert Endodontic Care
So, what exactly is a root canal, or endodontic treatment? The inside of each tooth contains soft tissue and nerves running from the root to the crown. A crack, deep cavity, or other injury to a tooth can cause the nerve to become damaged and infected. Without treatment, patients can experience pain, swelling and abscesses, tooth loss, and eventually even damage to the surrounding bone.
With endodontic treatment, your dentist at Savannah Dental Care can save your tooth by gently removing damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleaning and sealing it to protect it from bacteria. To finish the process, we top the tooth with a crown to give the tooth additional strength and protection from future damage.
Comfort During Your Root Canal
In most cases, root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a filling and we offer comfort options that can put you in a calm, relaxed state while performing this simple procedure. We make sure to numb the immediate area thoroughly, so you won’t feel much more than some slight pressure as we work. If you’re ever uncomfortable during the procedure, let us know! We’ll work at a pace that’s best for you, so keep us informed of your comfort level throughout the appointment. For our especially anxious patients, we have nitrous oxide, or laughing gas, which can help take the edge off the anxiety. Just let us know if you think you’ll need it, and we’ll have it ready at your appointment.
Cost of Root Canals in Frisco, TX
Worries about the price of a root canal shouldn’t keep you from the pain relief that a root canal can bring you. In you are seeking infested tooth treatment in the form of a root canal, our flexible financial options at Savannah Dental Care will help keep it within your budget. Our Frisco dental office is very insurance friendly, so call us to find out if we accept your plan. For uninsured patients, we can split up your out-of-pocket cost into monthly payments. We also have an in-house membership plan. For a low $94 annual fee, you’ll receive discounts on most all of our procedures, including root canals! Better still, the plan can be used at any of our DFW Family Dentistry network offices, not just Savannah Dental Care. Contact us to learn more and enroll.