Root Canal Therapy – Frisco, TX
Don’t Be Afraid to Save Your Tooth
Root canals get a bad reputation as painful experiences. At Plush Dentistry, when patients need a root canal, our main goal is to make the experience as pleasant as possible. After all, root canals are used to alleviate an already painful situation. We want root canals to be seen as the solution, not the problem!
Why Choose Plush Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?
- Office That Emphasizes Privacy and Comfort
- Advanced Instruments for Pain-Free Treatments
- Personalized Care from Expert Dentists
When is a Root Canal Necessary?
Root canals may be necessary for several reasons. First, when harmful bacteria reach the tooth’s root structure, an infection occurs. Generally known as an abscess, this type of infection causes swelling, inflammation, tenderness, and extreme sensitivity to heat or cold.
Additionally, you may need a root canal if you suffer trauma to a tooth. Any time the nerve is damaged, a root canal is necessary to preserve the rest of the tooth structure. Sometimes, a root canal is needed right away. Other times, you may have suffered nerve damage years ago, but your tooth is just now starting to discolor and lose nerve function.
Finally, we may recommend a root canal in some cases of ongoing infection, such as periodontal disease. In cases like this, the gum tissue often starts to recede, exposing the roots to the harmful bacteria that causes inflammation and pain.
Root Canal Process
We typically complete root canals in two visits. We begin by removing the bacteria and the nerve itself. We place medication inside the tooth and seal it inside with a temporary filling.
On the second visit, we clean, shape, and close the nerve system inside the tooth. We believe very strongly that this two-appointment approach ensures all the decay is removed, the inside of the tooth is properly cleaned and sealed, and that our patients are comfortable throughout the process.
While others may attempt to complete a root canal in a single appointment, we believe we get a more predictable result and a better experience with a two-step process.