Comfortable Root Canals in Fort Worth, TX
Dr. Clark Damon has been performing root canal therapy, a staple of restorative dentistry, for many years. Root canal therapy involves the removal of the pulp within a tooth following advanced decay.
Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal in Fort Worth
Dental care is essential for a beautiful and healthy smile. A root canal is a dental procedure that saves your tooth from needed extraction. Over 14 million root canals are done each year, and it is one of the most common dental procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions About Root Canals (FAQ)
If you have been told you need a root canal, you likely have a lot of questions. That is what we are here for. Please keep reading to learn more about root canal therapy, or give us a call!
What is a Root Canal?
Infections in your teeth occur in the pulp of your tooth, which is at the center of your tooth. Infections are often caused by severe decay, cracks and trauma. Even having too many dental procedures may make your teeth weak and vulnerable to infection. Teeth infections are usually extremely painful. Other common symptoms include swelling and sensitivity to temperature.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
A root canal is considered a non-surgical treatment. Your dentist numbs the area, so you cannot feel anything. You may also choose to use ‘laughing gas’ to help ease your nerves. Once you are numb, our dentists drill your tooth and remove the infected pulp. Dr. Damon and Dr. Dupree will ensure that all the infection is gone before sealing the root and tooth. Sometimes, more than one visit is needed to drain the infection properly.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
After the root canal, you need to contact your restorative dentist. They receive a copy of the root canal report, showing exactly what has been done. Your restorative dentist works with you to choose a method for protecting your tooth to decrease the risk of future problems. Make sure to continue a good dental hygiene routine to prevent further issues. Complications are rare, but make sure to contact Texas Implant and Dental Center if you have any concerns.
How Successful is a Root Canal?
Root canals are extremely successful. The success rate is 90 percent. In addition, the dentist examines your tooth to determine if you are a good candidate for a root canal before the procedure. If Dr. Damon or Dr. Dupree determine you are not, they will discuss it with you before treatment.
How Much Do Root Canals Cost?
Many insurances pay for at least some of the root canal costs, but they can be more expensive than normal filings. The cost depends on the severity of the situation. However, a root canal is significantly less expensive than extraction and replacement with a bridge or implant.
Call Us Today To Schedule Your Root Canal in Fort Worth
Root canal therapy is a common procedure, and they are usually successful. Dr. Damon and Dr. Dupree will ensure your comfort during the treatment by explaining the procedure and numbing the area. The cost is usually partially covered by insurance, but prices can vary. For more information on root canal therapy, contact our Fort Worth offices today.