Non-Surgical Root Canals in Garland, TX

Are Root Canals Common?

Non-Surgical Root Canal

Root canals are a common dental procedure which are performed over 14 million times per year. This treatment was created to prevent the need for dental implants and bridges, and helps to keep your teeth healthy

Pulp is the collection of blood vessels in the center of your tooth which helps to keep your teeth healthy and alive. If this pulp gets infected, a root canal must be performed to preserve your tooth and to prevent swelling or temperature and pain sensitivity. Infections generally occur when there has been trauma to the tooth which has caused chipping, decay, and cracks in the tooth.

Root Canal Procedure

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, Dr. Heaton will likely look at non-surgical options to treat and eliminate the diseased pulp. During this procedure, the infected pulp is removed and the canal system is cleaned and sealed. The success rate for this non-surgical procedure is about 90%, and is usually possible to finish in one session. If your tooth cannot be amended using this type of treatment, you will be informed during the consultation for the procedure. A local anesthetic is applied to prevent pain during this procedure and also offer an option for nitrous oxide analgesia if desired. This procedure will not affect your ability to drive home after your appointment or your dental hygiene schedule apart from increased care to avoid the area on the day of your procedure.

Post Procedure

After your root canal treatment is completed, we will schedule a follow-up appointment to evaluate further treatment needs of that tooth. We will typically decide which type of restoration would work best for your particular situation. It is important to maintain regular brushing and flossing habits after procedures and throughout daily life. It is uncommon for patients to experience issues with their endodontic treatment. However, if you have an issue with your treated tooth, contact us for more information.

Root Canal Pricing

The cost of this procedure varies based on the degree of damage and which tooth is being treated. Root canals are generally less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth, and are better for the overall health of your mouth.

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