Root Canal Therapy in Plano, TX

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What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Damaged or decayed teeth are generally treated utilizing a filling, inlay, or onlay when they are detected and dealt with in the early stages. However, as the decay makes it to the center of the tooth (also referred to as the pulp), a root canal is sometimes needed to restore dental health and protect the tooth from extraction. A root canal is a specialized procedure performed at Urgent Family Dentistry to extract infected pulp tissue and restructure the affected tooth to regain dental function. Dr. Cigdem Er and Dr. Yaser Hamdan treat abscessed or centrally damaged teeth by performing thorough root canal therapy, along with sedation dentistry to further enhance patient relaxation. If you suffer from an extremely damaged or infected tooth, contact our Plano, TX practice to learn more about root canal therapy.

What Is the Root Canal Process?

Modern techniques are employed to boost your comfort during your root canal procedure. At our Plano, TX practice, root canals are performed under local anesthesia and may be coupled with sedation techniques to keep you at ease. Once the tooth is numb, a cover is placed to shield your surrounding mouth structures. The impacted region will then be exposed through a tiny opening created in the upper part of the tooth. The pulp, which is the part that consists of the nerve center and blood supply for each tooth, will be removed, and the area will be reshaped with advanced endodontic instruments prior to being entirely disinfected. We will then protect the infected tooth with a temporary crown to encourage the healing period.

Outstanding care and treatment. 2 prior providers wanted to proceed without a clear cut plan. Urgent Dr had a clear plan, timeline and estimate of cost. Root canal and extractions were performed flawlessly and temporary crown put on. I highly recommend this Dr and his staff!

J.M. Google

I had a wonderful experience at Urgent Family Dentistry. I came in with quite the emergency and felt confident in Dr. Hamdan's expertise when he put me at ease with his bedside manner. His team ended up doing a root canal on me and approached it with utmost precision, even though the job proved to be tricky. I had a temporary crown put on before my permanent came in and while it fell out a few times (which I hear is common for a temporary) the office was flexible with having me walk in during different times of the week to come in and fix it very quickly. Special shoutout to the dental assistants - very professional and just genuine humans, made my experience much less traumatic than it could've been.

J.D. Google

An unexpected root canal at 8 months pregnant. Yikes. I lost a filling on a Saturday and was PANICKED about getting an infection and hurting my growing baby. After getting OB approval, I made an appointment with Urgent Family Dentistry for the coming Wednesday. I was really anxious, but the whole staff was so kind about the experience. I received lots of reassurance that the steps we were taking were in line with my OBs approved care. Root canals are uncomfortable, but I felt SO well taken care of. Dr. Hamdan was incredibly kind and gave constant updates about what he was doing. I've never experienced such kindness in a dentists office before --- the whole staff made me feel welcome and were very accommodating to my needs in pregnancy. I was very impressed! I highly recommend Urgent Family Dentistry!!

R.W. Google

Dr. Hamdan and his team were very nice and professional. He explains everything very thoroughly and avoids extra unnecessary work. He did my root canal and crown the same day and I am very happy with the result. I definitely recommend him.

S.H. Yelp

They treated the pain problem I had in my tooth for a long time on the same day. I am doctor Çiğdem's patient and I had root canal treatment. Ms. Çiğdem and her assistants are very professional and polite people. I looked for a dentist for months, went to many places, they gave very expensive prices and I could not trust them, then I met the Urgent Family and of course I met the doctor Ms. Çiğdem and I am very happy. Everyone here is great . I would like to thank Urgent Family for the service they provided 🙏🏻✨

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Save Your Tooth from Removal

Cracked or infected teeth could cause a large number of dental and overall wellness concerns if overlooked or not taken care of. Nevertheless, with advances in contemporary dental care, a root canal offered at Urgent Family Dentistry can be a beneficial way to restore your tooth and your oral health. Contact our office in Plano, TX to schedule an appointment with Dr. Er or Dr. Hamdan to hear more about our methods for endodontic treatment.

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Why is a root canal needed?

Root canal therapy is necessary when the pulp inside the tooth, consisting of blood vessels and nerves, becomes infected or damaged. This can happen due to a variety of reasons including decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Without treatment, the infection can worsen, leading to pain and possibly an abscess.

Are root canal procedures painful?

Many endodontic procedures, including root canals, are performed to relieve toothache caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients are comfortable during the procedure. Some sensitivity post-treatment is normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

What’s the difference between a root canal and an extraction?

The key difference is that root canal therapy aims to save the natural tooth, while an extraction involves removing the tooth entirely. Root canals treat the damaged pulp inside a tooth, preserving its natural structure, whereas extractions are usually a last resort when a tooth cannot be saved.

How long does a root canal treatment take?

The duration of a root canal treatment can vary depending on the complexity of the case and the specific tooth involved. Generally, a root canal procedure can be completed in one to two visits to the dentist or endodontist. Each session may last between 30 minutes to over an hour. 

Can a tooth that has had a root canal get infected again?

Yes, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can become re-infected. This could happen due to several reasons, such as an undetected crack in the root of the tooth, a faulty crown or filling that allows bacteria to seep in, or not getting the crown placed soon enough after the procedure. If a treated tooth does become re-infected, additional endodontic treatment or surgery may be necessary.

What should I avoid doing after a root canal procedure?

After a root canal procedure, our dentists advise patients to avoid chewing or biting on the treated tooth until it has been fully restored by a dentist with a permanent filling or crown. This precaution helps prevent the fragile tooth from breaking. Patients should also avoid foods that are particularly hard, chewy, or sticky until the final restoration is complete. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.