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Root Canal Therapy – Frisco, TX

Saving One Tooth at a Time

woman in pink shirt about to get root canal in Frisco

Inside your tooth, the pulp houses the nerves and blood vessels. When this center is exposed to harmful bacteria, either through decay or an injury, the nerves can send a painful signal to the brain. Whether you’re feeling pain or not, if the pulp is in danger of becoming infected, we’ll need to perform a root canal to address the issue and prevent further damage to the tooth. Without this procedure, we would be forced to extract the tooth entirely, but luckily, Dr. Parmar has years of experience and can comfortably perform root canal therapy in Frisco, TX. Do you need a root canal? Don’t put off treatment—contact your emergency dentist and get relief and treatment you need to keep your smile healthy.

Why Choose Archway Dental for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Focus on Patient Education and Empowerment
  • Nitrous and IV Sedation Offered
  • Compassionate, Skilled Team of Dental Professionals

What Can You Expect During a Root Canal?

diagram of root canal therapy

The root canal process is fairly simple. Once you and Dr. Parmar decide that a root canal is the right treatment for you, we’ll start the procedure as follows:

  • She will administer a local anesthetic to ease any pain you may be feeling.
  • Then, she will remove the damaged or decayed parts of the tooth.
  • We will take impressions of your mouth so that your custom dental crown can be crafted to fit you precisely.
  • We will affix a temporary crown while we wait a few weeks for your restoration.
  • Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to our Frisco dental office, and we’ll bond it into place and make any final adjustments as needed.

What Can You Expect During a Root Canal?

anatomy of a tooth on blue background

The root canal process is fairly simple. Once you and Dr. Parmar decide that a root canal is the right treatment for you, we’ll start the procedure as follows:

  • She will administer a local anesthetic to ease any pain you may be feeling.
  • Then, she will remove the damaged or decayed parts of the tooth.
  • We will take impressions of your mouth so that your custom dental crown can be crafted to fit you precisely.
  • We will affix a temporary crown while we wait a few weeks for your restoration.
  • Once your permanent crown is ready, you’ll return to our Frisco dental office, and we’ll bond it into place and make any final adjustments as needed.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

woman giving thumbs up in dental chair

Whether it’s due to injury or decay, we may suggest getting a root canal when the pulp of your tooth is damaged in some way. Once the damage has spread to the center of the tooth, it’s either we perform a root canal or extract the tooth entirely to prevent the infection from spreading to other teeth or even to other parts of your body through your bloodstream.

If you need a root canal, it’s very likely that you’ll experience symptoms such as painful temperature sensitivity in one tooth, pain when biting down, a dull throbbing ache, or dark discoloration in the tooth or surrounding gums.

Root Canal Aftercare Tips

For a few days after the initial procedure, you’re probably going to experience some degree of swelling or discomfort. These side effects are perfectly normal. After all, you did just have a minor oral surgery. Follow our post-op instructions very carefully for a speedy recovery:

  • Eat only soft foods for a few days
  • Plan on resting for the remainder of the day
  • Be gentle when brushing and flossing
  • Apply an ice pack to the area in 10-minute intervals to mitigate swelling and pain

If you are still bleeding or in severe pain after several days, then give us a call and we can examine your situation and get you out of pain quickly.