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About Root Canal Therapy in New Orleans, LA

As a comprehensive practice, MINT dentistry offers a range of services to treat and address a variety of complex oral conditions. Our team is here to help you achieve sexy teeth, which begin with a healthy mouth. Our team of board-certified doctors at our practice in New Orleans, LA offers root canal therapy to treat an infected or severely decayed tooth in situations where other treatment options are no longer viable. A type of endodontic treatment, root canal therapy removes the infected pulp, which helps keep the decay from spreading. The MINT dentistry team is aware of the concern that often accompanies these types of procedures. However, we want you to rest assured that we prioritize your comfort by using cutting-edge techniques and technologies to complete your procedure with precision. Our office also offers sedation dentistry to ease fears while keeping you relaxed during your procedure. Schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA to learn more about root canal therapy and other advanced treatments.

Who Is a Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

An infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by an untreated cavity, a physical trauma, or a crack in the enamel. The most common signs that you may have a tooth that needs a root canal are a toothache, swelling of the gums (around the affected tooth), and darkening of the tooth. If the pulp is not removed, further oral damage may occur, especially if the infection moves to other teeth and into the underlying bone tissue. In certain cases, the infection could potentially enter the circulatory system and have an effect on your overall health, making it crucial to receive prompt professional care. During your dental appointment, our New Orleans, LA MINT dental experts can evaluate your tooth and let you know if root canal treatment is recommended for treating the condition and preventing further damage in the area.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Once you've settled into one of our massaging treatment chairs, we'll get started with your root canal procedure. We'll give you a pair of our MINT dentistry sunglasses and Beats headphones to wear throughout your appointment. We want you to feel relaxed while you undergo treatment so the MINT dentistry team will help you choose the most effective type of sedation for your root canal therapy. Patients usually request oral-conscious or nitrous oxide gas for sedation to keep them comfortable during a root canal. Once you're ready, your dentist will remove the infected pulp utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. The empty chamber will be sterilized to remove any lingering debris. Once your tooth is sanitized, we'll use a special filling material to fill the canals of your tooth roots and protect the tooth. Once the tooth is fully healed, a dental crown may be placed to protect and strengthen your tooth.

Root Canal Treatment Aftercare

You may need to have a friend or family member escort you home following your root canal visit if you received sedation. Your mouth and lower face may be swollen or tender for a few days so your dentist might write you a prescription for pain-relieving medication. Our team will help you schedule a follow-up appointment around six months after your procedure. At that time, we'll perform an exam to make sure the infection is gone and that your mouth has healed. After this, you should schedule routine dental exams and biannual cleanings at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA to help maintain your oral health.

The MINT Commitment

During your root canal consultation, we'll explain your procedure costs and will work to help make your treatment fit your goals, needs, and budget. If you have insurance, we can contact your carrier to review your coverage and determine any remaining costs after your insurance benefits are applied. If you don't carry insurance, MINT dentistry accepts several convenient payment methods. Our team can also talk with you about low-interest medical financing, which may help make your care more affordable.

Lasting Protection

Dental techniques and technologies have dramatically advanced over the years, allowing root canals to be a more comfortable and efficient way to treat an infected tooth. A root canal can save an infected tooth and can save you from further discomfort or from needing more complex care. For more information on root canals and other advanced procedures, please call MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA to schedule a consultation with our caring dental team.

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