About Root Canal Therapy
A state-of-the-art dental practice, MINT dentistry provides comprehensive procedures for a wide variety of complex conditions. Our team is here to help you achieve a dazzling smile you feel confident flaunting, which starts with healthy teeth and gums. The team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals at our practice in Houston, TX performs root canal therapy for the treatment of severely decayed teeth 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 decay from spreading to other teeth. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the fear that many people feel when faced with a root canal. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we prioritize your comfort by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to complete your treatment with precision. Our office also offers different levels of sedation to address fears while keeping you relaxed during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Houston, TX to find out more about root canal therapy and other advanced treatments.
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The interior of a tooth can become infected through an untreated cavity or crack in the enamel as well as a traumatic accident. The symptoms of a tooth that needs a root canal are tooth or jaw pain, inflamed gum tissue, and changes in the color of the tooth. If the pulp is not removed, it will become increasingly painful as the infection spreads to other teeth and, if left untreated, your bloodstream.
What to Expect
Your appointment will begin once you have settled 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, so your doctor will help you choose the most effective sedation dentistry method for your root canal therapy. Many patients request nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral-conscious sedation to help them remain comfortable during a root canal. During an endodontic procedure, one of our board-certified dentists will remove the pulp utilizing advanced equipment and techniques. From there, the empty chamber will be sterilized to remove any lingering debris. Once the tooth is cleaned, we will use a special filling material to seal and protect the tooth. Usually a custom-made crown will be placed over the tooth for protection.
Based on what type of sedation was used, we recommend that you have a responsible adult take you home after your root canal therapy. Your mouth may feel sensitive or swollen for a while so your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. You should schedule a follow-up appointment six months after your procedure. Your dentist will check to make sure the infection is gone and that your mouth has healed. After that, you should schedule cleanings and exams.
The MINT Commitment
During your diagnostic exam and consultation, your dentist will discuss how much different root canal therapy options will cost so you can make sure your treatment plan fits your budget as well as your needs. If you have insurance, we can contact your carrier to determine the benefits of your policy. If you don't have insurance, we accept most payment methods and we can help you find medical financing. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how we makes it easier to afford the dental care you need.
Thanks to advances in medical techniques and technology, getting a root canal is a fast, easy process to eliminate an infection inside the pulp of a tooth. Performed with the sedation method that's best for you, your root canal by board-certified MINT dentistry professionals can be comfortable to save you from pain or more complex procedures. Contact MINT dentistry in Houston, TX to schedule an exam and consultation to learn about treating an infected tooth with root canal therapy.