Town East Dental Group

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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Here at Town East Dental Group, we take a proactive, preventive approach to oral health care. By staying a step ahead of problems, we can help you avoid discomfort and costly treatment. 

An essential part of prevention is patient education because we can't monitor your oral health habits 24/7, and we want you to have all the information you need to make healthier choices and informed decisions about your dental care. One of the best ways for us to understand what matters to you is by listening to your questions. You deserve to be informed about your oral health, and no question is too small – if it matters to you, it matters to us.

Here are a few of the questions we hear most often at our practice, but you may have some of your own that aren't listed here. Please call our office at (972) 270-2911 or email us using our convenient online contact form.

Root Canals

Yes. After a root canal the tooth is very prone to fracture. A dental crown helps seal the tooth from bacteria entering the sterile root canal. A crown will also help strengthen the tooth help to prevent fracture of the root canal tooth. 

In some cases, you may experience some relief, but it is only a temporary solution. The only option for getting rid of an infection in your tooth is root canal treatment. If the infection is too severe, we will need to extract the tooth.

The best way to avoid a root canal infection from compromising your oral health is with routine cleanings and exams paired with proper oral hygiene at home. Brushing in the morning and before bedtime removes bacteria-filled plaque. Flossing clears away the buildup between your teeth where decay often starts.

If you don’t feel confident about your hygiene skills, one of our skilled hygienists will be happy to demonstrate the proper way to get your teeth as clean as possible. During your routine exams and cleanings, we will check your teeth for any changes since your last visit. That way we can detect problems in their earliest stages and long before they cause pain and put your oral health at risk.

The team at Town East Dental Group wants to help you avoid the need for root canal treatment, so if it’s been a while since your last visit, please call us at (972) 270-2911 to arrange your preventive cleaning and exam. 

We know that root canals have the unfortunate reputation of being uncomfortable. But it is an infection in your tooth that causes pain, not the procedure. The truth is that root canals don’t cause pain; they relieve it.

If a tooth becomes damaged by injury, decay, or repeated procedures, an infection can develop deep inside and can be very painful. When this occurs, Dr. Loera needs to perform a root canal to remove the infection and cleanse and seal the tooth. In most cases, he will recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage.

Our team cares about your comfort and wants you to have a stress-free procedure. The support and encouragement they offer puts our patients at ease so they can relax and get the care they need. If your anxiety keeps you from picking up the phone to make an appointment, talk to us about options like nitrous oxide oral sedation that take the edge off, so you remain calm and comfortable.

If you have a painful tooth, please call Town East Dental Group to arrange an appointment. We always will do our best to see emergency patients the same day so we can provide the treatment you need to provide relief, save your tooth, and get your oral health back on track.

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