About Root Canal Therapy
If the soft inner section of the tooth (also known as pulp) develops an infection, it can create a great deal of pain and the whole tooth starts to die if the contamination is not removed. A root canal treatment by our dentists at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX removes the diseased pulp from the tooth, which can preserve the tooth and allow proper recovery begin. To protect and strengthen the tooth after the pulp is removed, a filling substance can be added in the tooth or else a crown can be positioned on the tooth by our dentists. If the diseased pulp is not cured, other teeth can become infected, plus the infection may pass into the blood flow and infect other sections of the body. At Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX, our dentists perform root canal procedures to aid patients and bring back their oral health.
"The entire staff here is AMAZING. My family has been going here for over 2 years, my son who is 8 likes going to see the dentist. I have had alot of work done and they do a great job. I had my 21 month old with me for a fillings and root canal he was upset at times and they took the time to help calm him down and was still fast and thorough. The office is always clean, I mean like really clean. Highly recommend."- G.H. / Google / Oct 13, 2018
"Love this practice! Hygienists are excellent and Dr. Joe is wonderful."- A.M. / Google / Oct 10, 2018
"I have been going to Riverchase Dental for about 3 years. The Riverchase Dental staff are very friendly and accommodating. They are ALWAYS very pleasant. I had to reschedule a teeth cleaning for my daughter and myself 3 times. Each reschedule was done quickly and with no questions asked. The dental hygienist was very thorough, efficient, and friendly as well. I have tried several dentists since moving to TX 20 years ago. A few of the ones I visited only wanted to cold sell you BEFORE getting to the business at hand. NOT a big fan of that tactic."- L.L. / Google / Sep 22, 2018
"Dr Joe and his staff are the BEST!"- K.R. / Google / Aug 30, 2018
"Very sweet! And always on-time. Easy to reschedule and move around my appointment times! Very professional and clean!"- G.B. / Google / Jun 23, 2018
What to Expect
A root canal therapy is generally done with local anesthesia to numb the gums and teeth, plus our dentists may include sedation if needed. Our dentists will take out the pulp from the diseased tooth or teeth, then our dentists will put on a crown or insert filling material. A few patients are at a greater risk of getting an infection (most often patients with heart concerns like congenital defects and artificial heart valves, so our dentists can prescribe a treatment of antibiotics before and after the root canal procedure.
If only local anesthesia is used, the patient will be able to drive and recuperate at home, however certain sedation options may require the person to have a dependable adult take them home. Patients will have temporary numbness and a few patients may have minor discomfort that can generally be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever. If a temporary crown was set over the treated tooth, the permanent crown will be placed and secured by our dentists at another appointment. After a root canal, oral care consisting of brushing and flossing at home, plus visits to Riverchase Dental Care as recommended by our dentists are critical to preserve the well-being of the treated tooth or teeth.
A root canal treatment is generally covered partly by the patient's insurance, however insurance may not cover extra expenses for emergency care. Our dentists at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX accept many forms of payment and Riverchase Dental Care can also help patients in applying for financing, as needed.
Plan Your Procedure
To treat your discomfort and avoid more severe oral health concerns, don't dodge talking to our dentists about root canal treatments. With advanced dental equipment and techniques, as well as sedation options at Riverchase Dental Care in Coppell, TX, repairing an infected tooth doesn't have to be uncomfortable or lengthy.