Root Canal Treatment in
Grand Prairie

If you have pain in a single tooth, or pain that you can’t really pinpoint, then you might need root canal therapy – a treatment that may send shivers down your spine. Despite its bad reputation, root canal therapy is genuinely very gentle. The fact of the matter is, not getting root canal therapy when you need it could end up causing you a whole lot more pain and stress in the future.

Root Canal Treatment in Grand Prairie

At Lynn Creek Dental Care, we take precautions to make sure your treatment is comfortable, so you don’t have to feel nervous about the procedure. We’ll also look into other treatment options beforehand to make sure that root canal therapy will truly be beneficial to you.

Root Canal 101

Root canal therapy deals with the soft tissue inside each tooth run from root to crown. Root canal treatment also goes by the name of endodontics (“endo” means inside and “odont” means tooth). This inner pulp material can become infected for a variety of reasons. You may have far-reaching decay, a crack or a chip may have left your tooth more susceptible, or repeated dental procedures on the same tooth may have increased the possibility of further damage.

With root canal therapy, we clean out all the decay, remove the root, and sterilize the entire tooth. Once that is complete, we restore it with a dental crown to ensure that it’s strengthened and can function fully again.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Root Canal Treatment Hurt?

Ironically, one of the reasons root canal therapy has a bad image in many people’s minds is not the treatment itself – but the pain that one experiences when they have tooth decay. It’s really the swelling inside the mouth and cavities caused by bacteria that is painful, not the root canal itself. Without treatment, you will continue to experience pain, and if left untreated, you will eventually lose the tooth through widespread infection.

Root canals are generally no more uncomfortable or awkward for the patient than getting a filling or teeth cleaning. Additionally, we have comfort options to keep you calm and relaxed during this simple, routine procedure.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

The only way to know for sure whether you need a root canal is to see a dental professional for an evaluation. Sometimes pain might signal a different problem, and sometimes teeth people needing a root canal won’t experience pain at all. That said, there are some common symptoms that root canal patients experience that you can be on the lookout for:

  • Pain (dull ache to severe pain)
  • Lingering hot or cold sensitivity
  • Discomfort while chewing or biting
  • Darkening of a tooth
  • Bump resembling a pimple on gums
  • Tender or swollen gums

Is Root Canal Therapy Affordable?

The cost of root canal therapy depends on how many teeth need it, their condition, and a variety of other factors. However, when you visit our office for a consultation, we’ll examine your smile and provide you with an accurate cost estimate based on your needs with any insurance taken into account. At Lynn Creek Dental Care, we strive to provide high-quality dental care that accommodates your budget. Which means we encourage you to not put off the treatment you need any longer because of cost concerns. We’ll help you get your oral health back on track without sacrificing the health of your wallet.

If you start to notice any of these signs, we strongly recommend scheduling a dental appointment so that you can address the issue before it worsens.

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Maria G.

I switched to Lynn Creek this week and was extremely satisfied with the level of professionalism and efficiency. No wait time my appointment was scheduled accurately. Came back next day, an hour earlier by accident and they took me anyway! In and out in less than 30 min for my filling on tooth #15! Very happy with my new Dental Team!
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Denise S.

My hygienist is awesome! Very caring, thorough and gentle. She's also very knowledgeable!
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Mariah M.

From the first time I spoke with them on the phone, to when I left the office, the staff was excellent and made sure I was taken care of. I felt completely comfortable during my entire visit and knew I was in good hands. I hated going to the dentist when I was younger, I always felt like I was in trouble or not taking care of my teeth properly; At Lynn Creek, I had no anxiety what so ever.
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