Garland Grove Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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Your concerns are important to us at Garland Grove Dentistry. We want to provide you with all the information you need, so you are empowered to make confident treatment decisions.

If you have any questions about your oral health or about a treatment we recommend, don’t hesitate to ask. Our experienced dental team is very knowledgeable and will find the answer you’re looking for.

Here are a few of the questions we commonly hear from our patients. You probably have others, so please call our Garland, TX dental office, and we’ll be happy to help.

Root Canals

At Garland Grove Dentistry, your dentist in Garland, TX understands how painful deep decay, trauma, and infection can be. These issues can keep you awake at night and even lead to oral health and wellness issues when left untreated. For these reasons, we perform emergency root canals in Garland.

In some cases, we find a root infection during your routine exam. There may be little pain if we catch the infection early or if the nerve is no longer viable. In either case—painful or no symptoms—we perform the root canal as soon as possible to protect your health.

If you do experience symptoms, you may notice tooth pain, a blister on the gum, and jaw swelling.

Despite the rumors, root canal treatment is a standard and fairly easy procedure. Your dentist numbs the area, creates a small hole in the tooth, removes the root and pulp, and finishes up with a provisional filling. You may notice some pressure during this procedure, but pain is not common. Recovery is quick as well—typically, any minor soreness improves within a day or two.

At a later appointment, your dentist provides a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown to seal your tooth.

If you have a toothache, don’t hesitate to contact our dental office as soon as possible.

Part of helping you achieve excellent oral health at Garland Grove Dentistry is customizing treatment plans to meet your specific needs. Dr. Jung will carefully explain why you need a particular procedure and how it will keep your smile healthy.

So it’s crucial to the success of your treatment to have it done in the time frame that Dr. Jung recommends. Delaying your appointment only allows the condition to progress and become more complex and challenging to fix. The result is further damage to your long-term oral health and problems that involve continued discomfort and the need for costly dental procedures.

If you need dental treatment in Garland, TX, we’ll schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Dr. Jung will take x-rays as needed and use intraoral cameras to show you the problem in detail. He will make recommendations and review with you all your possible treatment options.

We can assure you that you will receive the treatment that’s most effective for your needs in a comfortable, honest, and safe environment. Dr. Jung is on the leading edge of quality dental care and will work with you to ensure that we meet your expectations.

Please call us to schedule a dental appointment to get started.

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