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Root Canal Pain Is A Thing Of The Past If you Live In McKinney, Texas

When most people are told they need a root canal, they immediately associate it with pain and things they heard or saw years ago. Hollywood has done a good job of painting a picture in our minds of root canals being a terrible procedure akin to getting a limb amputated. However, with today’s advances in dentistry, root canals are not painful at all. Let us explain. The pain you feel is caused by an infection. The root canal is designed to relieve that pain and get you back to living a pain free life. Sedation dentistry has enabled us to make you comfortable during the procedure. Local anesthetics numb the gums and surrounding areas and other types of sedation can be administered to help you feel at ease. If you need a root canal, ask the doctor about our sedation options and we will be happy to help you.

Pain After The Root Canal

Sometimes people think that after a root canal they won’t have anymore pain with the tooth. The fact is, the tooth will no longer be sensitive to hot or cold food or beverages. However, for a few days there may be some sensitivity around the tooth. We normally prescribe a medication to reduce the amount of inflammation around the tooth.

Can A Root Canal Save My Tooth Or Will It Eventually Have To Be Pulled?

It is a common mistake to believe that you will lose a tooth and this can lead to avoiding or delaying a root canal. The fact is, a root canal is designed to save the tooth from being lost. Keeping your natural teeth should always be a priority and if we can save them, we will.

Can A Root Canal Save My Tooth Or Will It Eventually Have To Be Pulled?

Many teeth that need a root canal don’t cause any pain at all. That doesn’t mean the tooth is ok. Advancements in our abilities to see teeth that need a root canal make it possible to stop the pain before it occurs. This is one reason regular checkups and cleanings are a must to head problems off before they occur. We have ways to see if the tooth’s pulp is damaged or infected. If infected or damaged, you may need root canal therapy to correct the problem even if the tooth doesn’t hurt.

If a tooth needs a root canal and you do not take care of it, it can damage other tissue around it. This can lead to much larger problems including infection that can go down to the bone.

Are My Roots Removed In A Root Canal?

The simple answer is no. The whole point of a root canal is to save the tooth and not remove it. The canals inside the tooth are cleaned out and shaped and filled with a product called “gutta percha.” A temporary filling is placed initially and a permanent crown is put on the tooth later to insure that bacteria doesn’t get back down into the canal.

If you have not been to the dentist in a while, you should come in for a cleaning and check up to get a current look at the condition of your teeth. If you feel pain, then come in right away and let us use our technology to see what is causing the problem and what we can do to fix it to get you out of pain.

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Staff is friendly, professional and you can tell they like their job! I have been going here for my dental needs and could not be happier! It is not often that you find a place that has excellent clinical skills and personal skills to go with it. From the front desk to the Dentist, I give them 5 stars in every aspect.

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“Always so friendly and skillful!”

The experience at McKinney Dentist is always wonderful. I checked in and was called back within 5 minutes. My appointment began (early) which is great! The assistant was so friendly and very efficient. Dr Callison came in very soon and got to work. He is always so friendly and skillful! I was out the door in a few minutes. Perfect!

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Dr. Berlin provided me with a general video overview of the next steps to take towards aesthetically improving the appearance and health of my teeth within little over a day after I initially contacted his office. I once had a terrible experience with a dentist several years ago and committed to never subjecting myself to that type of treatment again. I found Dr. Berlin to be quite personable and trustworthy and look forward to getting started in taking control of my dental health. A beautiful smile is on the horizon for me!

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