About Root Canal Therapy
MINT dentistry is a highly advanced, premier dental facility that provides comprehensive and compassionate 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 board-certified doctors and dental professionals at MINT dentistry recommend 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 treats the infected tooth, preventing decay from spreading to other teeth and in most cases, preventing the need for tooth extraction. 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 will prioritize your comfort and care by utilizing state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge techniques to complete your therapy with precision and accuracy. Our office also offers sedation dentistry to help ease fears and anxiety and help you relax during your procedure. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry to learn more about root canal therapy.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"My fiancé went in today to have a root canal done. It was his first time in the dentist in a really long time. They made sure that not only he but I as well were both comfortable for the whole experience. The whole experience was great! The receptionist was also very welcoming. I found my new dentist 🙂"- A.T. / Google / Sep 21, 2019
"Friendly staff. They worked with me thru the root canal."- H.O. / Google / Feb 23, 2018
"Dr Kramer was great! I was real scared to have my 1st root canal, but he made sure to communicate everything to me and he made sure I was comfortable the whole time! The front office is super professional and friendly , just like any buisness should be! Loved this place! Would recommend anyone to go."- K.F. / Google / Feb 25, 2016
"When I first arrived at Mint, I noticed the atmosphere was totally different then my previous Dental Care facility. I was greeted my the front desk by Ashley. She was the sweetest receptionist that I've ever come across and consistently used theses 2 words, "My Pleasure" (even when I called to make the appointment) I was then taken to the back by my new Desntist Raquel, who built a rapport with me, explained the process and gave me a FREE teeth whitening to start my visit. Dr. M came in and explained every issue I had and informed me of how we would then address them. Shortly after, Heather came in from Billing and explained everything and got me set up on an awesome payment plan for my root canal! Can we say, AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!"- A.B. / Google / Mar 28, 2016
"I had a really bad toothache they gave me some antibiotics and some painkillers and I came back for a root canal had a very reasonable price"- M.W. / Google / Feb 25, 2017
An infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by a deep crack, a cavity, or physical trauma. Some of the most common signs that you may have an infected tooth (and need to seek treatment) are tooth or jaw pain, swelling or discoloration of the gums (around the affected tooth), and changes in the color of the tooth. If the infected pulp is not removed, it will become increasingly painful as the infection spreads to other parts of your mouth. A root canal addresses the infection and stops it from spreading to other teeth or your blood stream.
What to Expect
Your root canal therapy appointment will begin with you settling into one of our treatment chairs, where you will be given a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and offered a pair of our Beats headphones. We want you to feel at ease and relaxed while you undergo treatment, so the MINT dentistry team will help you choose the most effective and appropriate 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 assess the inner chamber of your tooth and then 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 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, but this should not last more than a few days and your doctor may prescribe a pain reliever. You should schedule a follow-up appointment for 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 insurance coverage and cost so we can make your treatment fit your needs as well as your budget. If you have dental insurance, we will contact your carrier to determine your coverage. 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 can help you afford your dental care.
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 can be comfortable to save you from tooth pain or more invasive procedures. Contact one of our locations to schedule a consultation with our MINT dentistry team for more information on root canal therapy and other ways to improve your dental health.
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