About Root Canal Therapy
A premier practice, MINT dentistry provides comprehensive treatments for a wide variety of concerns. We want to help you achieve a gorgeous smile you feel confident flaunting, which begins with a healthy mouth. The team of board-certified doctors at our practice in Conroe, TX performs root canal therapy to treat an infected tooth in situations where a dental filling is no longer a viable option. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy removes the infection from the pulp, which keeps the infection from spreading. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the fear that sometimes accompanies these types of procedures. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we prioritize your comfort by utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and techniques to complete your root canal with accuracy. MINT dentistry also offers different levels of sedation to help alleviate fears so you remain relaxed during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Conroe, TX to find out more about root canals.
Best Candidates for Root Canal Therapy
An infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by a physical trauma, a deep crack, or an untreated cavity. The most common signs that you may have infected pulp are a toothache, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), and discoloration. If the pulp is not removed, you will have increased pain and symptoms once the infection moves to other teeth and your bloodstream.
What to Expect with Root Canal Therapy
Your root canal therapy will begin with you settling into a luxurious treatment chair where you will be given stylish MINT dentistry sunglasses, as well as a pair of Beats headphones so you can listen to music. We want you to feel at ease during the procedure so your doctor will help you choose the most effective type of sedation for the procedure. Patients usually prefer nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral-conscious sedation to keep them comfortable during the procedure. During an endodontic procedure, one of our board-certified dentists will remove the infected pulp using cutting-edge techniques and equipment. From there, the empty tooth will be sterilized. Once the tooth is cleaned, it will be filled with a special material to protect and seal the tooth. Usually, a crown will be placed over the tooth to strengthen it.
Root Canal Therapy Treatment Aftercare
Depending on what sedation was used, we recommend that you have a friend or family member to drive you when your root canal is done. Your mouth and lower face may be sensitive or swollen for a few days, which is why your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. You need to schedule a follow-up appointment around six months after your root canal. Your dentist will perform an exam to make sure your tooth has healed and the infection is gone. After that, we recommend you schedule twice-yearly cleanings so your dentist can continue to monitor your teeth.
The MINT Commitment
During your initial consultation, a member of our team will talk about how much different root canal therapy options will cost so you can make sure your treatment plan fits your needs, as well as your budget. If you are using insurance, we can reach out to your carrier to determine your remaining bill after your benefits are applied. If you do not have insurance, our office accepts several methods of payment, including medical financing. Ask about our MINT Discount Plan to learn how we can help you afford your dental care.
Root Canal Therapy Lasting Protection
With advances in dental technologies and techniques, a root canal can be a quick, simple procedure to stop an infection inside a tooth. Along with different levels of sedation, root canal therapy by our team of board-certified professionals at MINT dentistry will be comfortable while saving you from tooth pain and more invasive procedures. Contact our office in Conroe, TX to schedule a consultation for more information on root canals and other advanced procedures.