Root Canal Therapy in Temple, TX

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What Is a Root Canal?

Tooth decay diagnosed in the earlier stages can often be addressed with a composite dental filling or dental crown to restore its health and function. However, when the decay moves beyond the outer layers and affects the inner portion (pulp) of the tooth, a root canal will likely be necessary to save it from extraction. Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment that removes the infected pulp, sanitizes the tooth, and then strengthens it with a special filling material. At ACE Dental of Temple, our qualified general dentists may recommend root canal therapy, not only to treat the infected tooth but also to help prevent the infection from impacting other aspects of health. Please contact our Temple, TX practice if you have tooth pain, swelling, or other concerning issues, as these might be symptoms of a tooth infection. We are proud to offer gentle root canal care and can take extra measures to help ensure your treatment comfort.

who is a good Candidate for a Root Canal?

An infection in the pulp of your tooth might result when bacteria are able to access this area through a deep crack, large cavity, or physical trauma. When this occurs, our dentists may recommend root canal treatment to help reestablish the health, comfort, and function of your tooth. Common signs and symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal are:

  • Toothache
  • Jaw or facial swelling
  • A blister-like bump on the gums
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • An abscessed tooth
  • Temperature sensitivity
  • Pressure in the jaw
  • Discomfort when biting down

how is a root canal procedure done?

As a patient of our practice, you can always expect that your comfort will be among our top priorities. Along with administering a local anesthetic to numb your mouth, we may also provide nitrous oxide sedation to help you feel more relaxed and at ease. When you are ready, one of our dentists will access the pulp chamber by creating a small opening in your tooth. The decayed tissue will be removed and the internal portion of your tooth and its roots will be sterilized and strengthened with a special material. To finish your root canal treatment, a sedative filling will be placed to seal off and cover the opening. Your tooth will then be given time to heal.

what should i expect after root canal treatment?

Any infection or discomfort you experienced before your visit should start to subside following your root canal visit. We may recommend that you take nonprescription pain relievers to enhance your comfort or prescribe an antibiotic to treat any infection. Our team can help you schedule a follow-up visit so that we can evaluate the recovery process. Teeth that receive root canal treatment are often covered with a custom dental crown once the healing process is complete, as these teeth may be more susceptible to breakage and other forms of damage. During your routine check-up visits at ACE Dental of Temple, our dentists will evaluate your tooth and continue to monitor your overall oral health.

is root canal therapy covered by dental insurance?

Endodontic treatments, like root canals, may be partially covered under some dental insurance plans. If you carry dental insurance, we can call your provider to determine your benefits before calculating any out-of-pocket expenses. To help make your treatment as convenient and affordable as possible, ACE Dental of Temple proudly accepts an array of payment options, including special healthcare financing.

Save Infected Teeth and prevent extraction

If you have signs of an infected or internally damaged tooth, we encourage you to meet with our Temple, TX team for an endodontic consultation. A root canal procedure may be needed to rid the tooth of infection and help reestablish health and comfort for your smile. Learn more about root canal services and the steps we take to create positive dental experiences by booking a consultation at ACE Dental of Temple today.

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