What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Broken or deteriorating teeth can be repaired using a tooth-colored filling or restoration when they are detected and fixed as soon as possible. If the decay progresses toward the center of the tooth, however, a root canal may be required to save the tooth from removal. A root canal is an endodontic service offered at ACE Dental of Cove to remove diseased pulp tissue and close off the damaged tooth. Our dentists can repair decayed teeth using root canal therapy, and we offer nitrous oxide sedation to ease patient fears. If you find yourself with a damaged or infected tooth, reach out to our Copperas Cove, TX practice as soon as you can to schedule a modern root canal treatment.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I am very picky about where I go for dental work ,since going to the dentist is not my favorite thing, but Ace was so nice and the Dentist and everyone was so nice and understanding and made my root canal not so bad!"- S.S. / Google / Feb 12, 2020
"Of course, I neglected a painful tooth for about 2 weeks. I called for a routine appointment on Wednesday morning and was able to get seen at 4pm. I ended up needing a root canal.The team worked on me for about 2 hrs and stayed well past closing time with a smile. I appreciate the immediate care and going the extra mile to help me out of a bad situation. I felt so much better! Never needed pain medication either. Awesome teamwork!!"- T.N. / Google / Dec 19, 2020
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Tooth pulp refers to an area inside the root of a tooth where nerve endings, tissues, and blood storage are located. Abscessed tooth pulp is often caused by significant cavities, a broken tooth, or a traumatic injury. Our dentists will most likely order a digital scan and conduct a thorough dental exam to decide if a root canal is necessary to treat tooth pain and improve your smile.
Common signs that you may need a root canal are sharp or throbbing tooth pain, pain after chewing, and sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. You could also see swelling in the face or gums, an obvious lump on the gum tissues, or discoloration of a tooth after damage.
What is The Root Canal Process?
State-of-the-art methods are used to help patients feel comfortable throughout root canal treatment. At our Copperas Cove, TX facility, root canals are done using local anesthesia, and we also offer nitrous oxide sedation for our patients with dental anxiety. When the tooth is numb, a covering will be set to protect the patient's mouth, and the pulp will be accessed through a tiny hole made in the upper part of the tooth. The damaged pulp will be removed, and the region will be cleaned using specialized tools. One of our experienced dentists will then fill the empty space with a medical-grade material, which seals the tooth and protects it from further infection.
What Happens After My Root Canal?
Any tooth pain you experienced prior to your root canal should be gone after you've finished recovering from the procedure. Over-the-counter pain relievers are recommended to minimize any lingering aches or swelling immediately following your therapy. A member of our experienced dental team will schedule a follow-up appointment approximately four weeks later to see how the area is healing. Teeth treated with endodontic therapy may require the safety of a dental crown once healed. A custom crown could then be crafted to restore the health and natural look to your tooth.
Will My Insurance Pay for My Root Canal?
Root canal treatment is usually covered (at least partially) by dental insurance providers. Someone on our administrative team will reach out to your insurance company and notify you of any remaining personal expenses. At ACE Dental of Cove, we take a range of accessible payment methods and can help you apply for easy dental financing solutions, if necessary.
Treat Your Smile
Chipped or infected teeth could cause a wide range of dental and overall wellness conditions if left untreated. However, with modern dental care, a root canal at ACE Dental of Cove is a good option to treat your dental issues. Get in touch with our facility in Copperas Cove, TX to plan a dental exam with one of our dentists to learn more about our specialized root canal treatment.