About Root Canal Therapy
MINT dentistry is a premier dental facility that provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of complex conditions. Our goal is to help you achieve a gorgeous smile you feel confident flaunting, which starts with good oral health. The team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals at MINT dentistry in Addison, TX performs root canal therapy for the treatment of severely decayed teeth in situations where a dental filling is no longer a viable option. Also known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy removes the infection from the pulp, which prevents the decay from spreading to other teeth. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the fear that sometimes accompanies these types of procedures. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we prioritize your comfort by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and techniques to complete your root canal therapy with precision. Our office also offers sedation dentistry to help ease fears while keeping you relaxed during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Addison, TX to learn more about root canals.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"Professional is not even enough to describe Tosha and Dr. Stapleton. I like most people are TERRIFIED of the dentist and yesterday i had a root canal. They eased me by simply doing a fantastic job. Tosha kept asking if i was okay the entire time instead of just waiting for me to say something. Dr. Stapleton really knows his stuff and doesnt make you feel like you are in the drive thru. I cannot say enough wonderful things about them!"- B.W. / Google / Jan 27, 2018
"I don’t typically write reviews. But I will today.From check in to check out, Mint Addison was flawless! Almost a month ago I went to Mint for the first time, after not having been to the dentist in over a year. The last time I went to a dentist I was lied about cavities I had and Mint fixed that.My cleaning showed some cavities that were in desperate need of repair, a couple crowns, and two potential root canals. I was FREAKING out, I have never wanted a root canal and would’ve done anything to get out. My original doctor explained to me the process and assured me that Mint would do what they could to fix my tooth without a root canal, and they did. This same doctor gave me a prescription for the right toothpaste so I could build my enamel (I had never known what toothpaste to use).I came in two weeks later to repair a potential root canal, and my second doctor said he wouldn’t do a root canal unless he was 100% positive it needed to be done. I was a little sick and anxious, him and his assistant allowed me to take breaks, were highly patient, and talked me through the whole process. OH, and he did so without a root canal. I never thought this would happen because I believed dentists were just after my money. NOT at Mint!Two days later I went in for a tooth that unfortunately did need a root canal. My third doctor talked me through the process and allowed breaks if my anxiety took over. She could tell I was nervous and made sure I was comfortable and calm the entire time. I didn’t feel an ounce of pain, and if I was sensitive she gave me more local anesthesia so I wouldn’t even feel a cold sensation.Both my teeth needed crowns and were done beautifully, I am having pain and they’re helping me with that tomorrow. I have never loved going to the dentist, but I will go to Mint Addison anytime I need anything. My family is a Mint loving family, and they make it more than easy to want to come back!Thank you Mint Addison, and the three doctors and assistants I had for restoring my faith in dentists!"- M.N. / Google / Feb 16, 2019
Infections in the dental pulp are often caused by a cavity, crack, or physical trauma. Some of the most common signs that you may have an infected tooth are tooth or jaw pain, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), and changes in the color of the tooth. If the pulp is not removed, it will become increasingly painful as the infection spreads to other teeth and your bloodstream.
What to Expect
On the day of your root canal, we will show you to one of our treatment chairs, where you will be given a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and be offered a pair of our Beats headphones. We want you to feel at ease while you undergo treatment, so the MINT dentistry team will help you choose the most effective type of sedation for your root canal therapy. Many patients request nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral-conscious sedation to help them remain comfortable during a root canal. During an endodontic procedure, one of our board-certified dentists will carefully remove the infected pulp utilizing state-of-the-art tools and techniques. From there, the inside of the empty chamber will be thoroughly sterilized to remove any lingering debris. Once the tooth is cleaned, it will be filled with a special material to seal and protect the tooth. In most cases, a custom-made crown will be placed over the treated tooth to strengthen and protect it.
Depending on what sedation was used, you may need to have a responsible adult take you home after your procedure. Your mouth may feel sensitive or swollen for a while so your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. You should schedule a follow-up appointment six months after your root canal. Our team will check to make sure the infection is gone and that your mouth has healed. After that, you should continue to schedule annual dental exams and bi-annual cleanings to maintain your dental health.
The MINT Commitment
During your consultation, a member of our team will discuss the cost of different treatment options so we can make your treatment fit your needs as well as your budget. If you have dental insurance, we can contact your carrier to determine your remaining bill after your benefits are applied. If you don't have dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing. Ask about the MINT Discount Plan to learn how we makes it easier to afford regular dental care and treatments like root canal therapy.
Thanks to advances in medical techniques and technology, a root canal can be a fast, easy process to treat an infected tooth. Along with different levels of sedation, your root canal at MINT dentistry by board-certified doctors can be comfortable to save you from tooth pain or more invasive procedures. Contact our office in Addison, TX to schedule a consultation with our MINT dentistry team for more information on improving your oral health with a root canal treatment.