What is Root Canal Treatment?
Tooth decay or damage is often addressed with a simple filling or another form of treatment when detected and managed in the early stages. But if bacteria are able to access the core layer of a tooth (pulp), root canal treatment is usually required to save the tooth and prevent the infection from impacting your systemic health. A root canal is a routine procedure provided at ACE Dental of Hewitt to extract contaminated pulp tissue, disinfect the area, and strengthen the damaged tooth to improve its health and function. If you have an abscessed tooth, oral pain, or other symptoms, please schedule a visit with one of our general dentists to learn if root canal therapy at our Hewitt, TX facility might help. We work to ensure patient comfort throughout this procedure and can pair it with nitrous oxide sedation for a more relaxing dental experience.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"Amazing experience. Yes. Even with a root canal it was an amazing experience. Thank you so much!"- L.J. / Google / Jan 30, 2021
"I went in a few weeks ago for a hole in my tooth where i bit down on my tounge ring. I was told i needed a root canal and crown. It was a process, i was denied for the financing but i did get a discount! They did the root canal, and put a temporary crown on. Waited about a week and i finally have my permanent crown. The staff were so kind from the very begining. Joking with me, trying to make me feel better! I would definitely go back to them."- S.R. / Google / Apr 21, 2021
Do I Need a Root Canal?
A tooth may become damaged from an injury or infected by bacteria that reach the inner pulp through severe tooth decay or a deep crack. In these instances, our dentists may take an x-ray and conduct an oral exam to determine if a root canal or another procedure is required to treat your tooth and improve its health. Common signs that might suggest you need a root canal include:
- A sharp or throbbing toothache
- Discomfort when biting
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Swelling of the jaw or gums
- A pimple-like bump on the gums
- Color change of a tooth following an injury
- Pressure in the jaw
- An abscessed tooth
What is The Root Canal Process?
Our caring team will take special measures to ensure your comfort throughout your root canal treatment. At ACE Dental of Hewitt, root canals are performed under local anesthesia and may be coupled with nitrous oxide sedation for increased comfort. As soon as the area is numb, a rubber dam will be placed to protect your oral structures. A tiny opening will be created in the top of the tooth to allow our team to access the inflamed pulpal tissue. The inner canals will be reshaped using special endodontic tools and thoroughly sanitized. We will then seal the tooth with a sedative filling and allow it to fully recover.
What Can I Expect AFter My Root Canal?
Any dental pain you were feeling prior to your endodontic therapy should begin to fade once the root canal is complete. Nonprescription pain relievers might also be used to minimize any discomfort that occurs after your procedure. Our team will arrange a follow-up visit a couple of weeks later so we can gauge your recovery progress. Teeth treated with root canal therapy are more vulnerable to damage and may need the protection of a dental crown when they are fully healed. During your routine visits at ACE Dental of Hewitt, our dentists will continue to monitor the condition of your root canal-treated tooth.
Does Insurance Pay for A Root Canal?
Root canal therapy is often covered in part by most dental insurance plans. A member of our financial team will contact your provider to help maximize your benefits and inform you of any extra out-of-pocket costs. At ACE Dental of Hewitt, our team accepts multiple convenient payment options and may be able to help you apply for low-interest dental financing solutions.
Save Your Smile
Cracked or infected teeth may cause a host of oral and general health conditions without proper professional care. A root canal at ACE Dental of Hewitt could be a beneficial way to save your tooth, and ultimately, your overall health. Get in touch with our facility in Hewitt, TX to arrange a consultation with one of our skilled dentists and discover more about the benefits of root canal therapy.