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Root Canal Therapy in Allen, TX

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What Is Root Canal Treatment?

Chipped and deteriorating teeth are generally taken care of with a tooth-colored filling or another type of replacement when they are dealt with early. However, as the damage reaches the middle of the tooth (known as the pulp), root canal therapy may be required to restore dental health and prevent extraction. A root canal is a specialized therapy provided at The Dentist of Allen to eradicate diseased inner-tooth tissue and close it off to restore normal dental function. We address abscessed or centrally damaged teeth using gentle root canal therapy and sedation to keep you feeling comfortable. If you have an extremely painful or infected tooth, contact our Allen, TX practice as soon as possible to find out if root canal therapy is the solution to your problem.

What Can I Expect During the Root Canal Process?

We'll use every modern technique available to us to ensure your comfort during your root canal. Root canals are performed at our Allen, TX office with local anesthesia and may include sedation to encourage relaxation. As soon as the tooth has lost feeling, a shield is positioned to safeguard the patient's mouth, and the infected region will be exposed through a small hole made in the upper part of the tooth. The pulp, which makes up the nerves and blood storage for each tooth, is then removed and restructured before being completely sanitized. We then seal the damaged tooth and use a sedative filling to promote the healing process.

Any discomfort you felt should begin to subside once the root canal is finished. Over-the-counter pain medication can be used to deal with aches or inflammation. We will arrange a follow-up consultation a few weeks later to evaluate your recovery. Teeth restored with root canals are more prone to damage and often require the added defense of a custom crown once completely healed.

I have been going to the Dentist of Allen (Dr. Bishop) since I moved to Allen back in 1997! The entire practice is WONDERFUL and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caring & credible dentist. I have had to have SEVERAL root canals and they always take such great care of me.

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I have been going to the Dentist of Allen (Dr. Bishop) since I moved to Allen back in 1997! The entire practice is WONDERFUL and I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for a caring & credible dentist. I have had to have SEVERAL root canals and they always take such great care of me.

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Damaged and infected teeth can cause a number of dental and health problems if ignored or not addressed. The Dentist of Allen provides root canals as a safe, effective way to restore your dental health. Call our facility in Allen, TX to set up a dental exam with our team to learn about our approach to endodontic therapy.

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How do I know if I need a root canal and not just a filling?

A filling is often sufficient for minor tooth decay or a small cavity, but when the damage reaches the tooth's pulp, a root canal may be necessary. Advanced symptoms like severe pain, swelling, and sensitivity often indicate the need for a root canal.

How long does a root canal procedure take?

A typical root canal procedure usually takes between 30 – 60 minutes to complete. However, the duration can vary depending on the severity of the tooth's infection and its location in the mouth.

Can a tooth treated with a root canal still get cavities?

Yes, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can still develop cavities. The procedure removes the infected pulp but doesn't make the tooth immune to future decay. Maintaining good oral hygiene and attending regular dental check-ups are essential for preventing cavities in a treated tooth.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.