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Root Canals – Plano, TX

Safely and Effectively Removing the Infection and Pain

A dentist looking at an x-ray of a smile in need of root canal therapy

When pain and infection plague the innermost layer of your tooth, it is likely you will do anything to find relief. At Legacy Trails Dental of Plano, our dentists will work to uncover the problem and provide a customized treatment plan to address the issue and restore your oral health. In most cases when dealing with a severely infected tooth, our team recommends root canals in Plano, TX, as they tend to be the safest and most effective solution. Never will you have to worry about the procedure causing you pain. Instead, it is designed to remove the pain altogether by eliminating the infection. If you think you could benefit from this type of treatment, contact our dental office to schedule an appointment today.

What is a Root Canal?

Image of a root canal procedure

A root canal is a procedure that is recommended when the innermost layer of a tooth (the pulp) is seriously infected. Intense pain and worsening oral health can the result of an infected tooth that is left untreated. This is why most dentists will always recommend a root canal. Not only will these procedures remove the infection, but they are also designed to save the tooth from extraction.

When Are They Necessary?

A young woman holding her cheek in pain before root canal therapy

Some of the most common symptoms associated with a root canal include:

If you notice that you are exhibiting any of the above-mentioned signs, make sure to call our dental office right away. One of our highly-skilled and trained dental experts will want to see you as soon as possible to better determine if a root canal is necessary.

How the Procedure Works

A patient having a root canal performed

Once your dentist in Plano determines that you need a root canal, the procedure will start by administering anesthesia. This will ensure you are fully relaxed and incapable of feeling any pain throughout the process.

Next, our team will place a dental dam around the infected tooth, isolating it so that we can effectively work on that particular tooth and leave your remaining healthy teeth untouched. After entering through the top of the crown, our dentists will begin to remove the infected pulp and clean out the canals that run through your tooth. Once the area is thoroughly cleaned, a substance known as gutta-percha will be placed, effectively filling the tooth and creating a tight seal to prevent reinfection or injury in the future. Since your tooth will be weakened, it will be necessary to have a permanent dental crown placed over your tooth.

We will prep your tooth and take impressions before sending these off to dental lab technicians who will create your custom crown. After a few weeks, you will return to our dental office to have your temporary crown removed and a finalized one cemented into place.

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