About Root Canal Therapy
MINT dentistry is a premier dental facility that provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of complex conditions. Our goal is to help you achieve a gorgeous smile you feel confident flaunting, which starts with good oral health. The team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals at MINT dentistry in Frisco, 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 prevents the decay from spreading to other teeth. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the fear that sometimes accompanies these types of procedures. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we prioritize your comfort by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques to complete your procedure with precision. Our office also offers sedation dentistry to help ease fears while keeping you relaxed during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Frisco, TX to learn more about restoring the health of your teeth with a root canal.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I went in for a very unpleasant root canal with preconceived anxieties based on the last dentist visit I had in NYC. However at Mint Denistry my entire visit was great!. The receptionists were helpful and warm. Kayla the dental assistant was clearly experienced and gentle. I explained to Dr. Dwaram that I have a high tolerance to local anesthetic and he took his time to make sure I was numb and comfortable before performing any painful work. Im thankful for his kindness and patience. Even Dr.Bell gave me a much needed pep talk in the lobby because she saw how nervous I was. Overall this location has changed my perception of a dentist visit and I will be back until my smile looks like the pictures."- C.B. / Google / Nov 06, 2018
"I have been going to my dentist for 12 years, but decided to give Mint a try. They did not disappoint! Very friendly service and they did an excellent job with my cleaning and identifying a root canal that I was already aware of. Thank you, Mint, for the great service!"- A.C. / Google / Oct 27, 2018
"Came in with severe teeth pain for several days. They got me right in on the same day. I needed a root canal and also did it same day to help alleviate my pain as much as possible. Billy did my cleaning. So gentle and nice. I have not been to the dentist in about 10 years and have had major anxiety. Dr Bell eased my nerves and helped me get through this. My root canal was done by Kayla. Super sweet and gentle!! I’m behind grateful for them all and the entire office. So courteous and fast acting to help get me out of pain. Will be coming here from now on!!!"- L.T. / Google / Dec 04, 2018
"Kayla was awesome! She took great care of me during my root canal."- G.M. / Google / Dec 22, 2018
A few reasons why the interior pulp of a tooth may become infected are an untreated cavity, a physical trauma, or a crack in the enamel. Some of the most common signs that you may have an infected tooth are tooth or jaw pain, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), 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 your bloodstream.
What to Expect
To begin your root canal therapy, we will ask you to relax in one of our treatment chairs, where you will be given a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and be offered a pair of our Beats headphones. We want you to feel at ease while you undergo treatment, so the MINT dentistry team will help you choose the most effective type of sedation 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 carefully remove the infected pulp utilizing state-of-the-art tools and techniques. From there, the inside of the empty chamber will be thoroughly sterilized to remove any lingering debris. Once the tooth is cleaned, it will be filled with a special material to seal and protect the tooth. In most cases, a custom-made crown will be placed over the treated tooth to strengthen it.
Depending on what sedation was used, you may need to have a responsible adult take you home after your procedure. 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 root canal. Our team will check to make sure the infection is gone and that your mouth has healed. After that, you should continue to schedule annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings to maintain your dental health.
The MINT Commitment
During your consultation, a member of our team will discuss the cost of different treatment options so we can make your treatment fit your needs as well as your budget. If you have dental insurance, we can contact your carrier to determine how much your policy will cover. If you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how we can help you fit a root canal into your budget.
Thanks to advances in medical techniques and technology, a root canal can be a fast, easy process to treat an infected tooth. Along with different levels of sedation, your root canal by our team of board-certified professionals at MINT dentistry can be comfortable to save you from tooth pain or more invasive procedures. Contact our office in Frisco, TX to schedule a consultation with our MINT dentistry team for more information on root canals and other advanced procedures.