If you have a tooth that is broken, cracked or damaged with decay, you could end up with a painful infection or even losing the tooth. Our dentist often saves problem teeth with a root canal, an endodontic treatment that remedies damaged tooth pulp along with the nerves inside the tooth. Infection takes place underneath the tooth enamel, where the pulp and nerves reside. Ignoring an infection could lead to losing the tooth to extraction.
Lasers to the Rescue
A root canal clears out infected areas so you can keep the tooth. Our dentist, Dr. Paresh Patel, uses advanced lasers to give you precise and comfortable treatment. He removes decaying tissue from inside the tooth, replaces it with a medicated material and then caps it with a dental restoration like a crown. This endodontic treatment ensures that the tooth looks and functions normally again while also protecting it from decay.
Lasers target bacteria and infected material with greater accuracy and can often preserve more of the healthy tooth structure. There are no noisy drills, extensive anesthesia, less bleeding during the surgical procedure, and lessened post-operative discomfort and infection.
While patients worry that a root canal is painful, with today’s technology and modern techniques it is more like having a routine dental filling done. You can expect your laser root canal to be quick and comfortable. With the laser, our dentist can open a tooth’s surface to get to the root canal. Once the diseased tissue is gone, the canal can be cleaned, disinfected, shaped and filled.
Dr. Patel is pleased to offer laser root canal treatments in Frisco, Texas to save your smile with minimally invasive treatment. If you have been experiencing a painful tooth, our Family Dentistry of Frisco team urges you to call us at (469) 362-3150. We are here for your oral health!