Clearing Up The Misconceptions About Root Canal Treatment

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Dental Illusions is your home for family-oriented dentistry in a safe, comfortable atmosphere. Whether you're looking for a new dentist who can provide checkups & cleanings or think you may need a root canal, you'll find we offer the wide variety of services your family deserves for your smiles. There's no need to fear an upcoming root canal treatment when you choose us as your dentist in Houston (77098). We’ll work with you to ensure you feel calm and comfortable while we get you – and keep you – out of pain.

How Much Pain Is Involved in Getting Root Canal Treatment?

At Dental Illusions, your ultimate comfort is one of our top priorities, along with providing the high quality of care we’d demand for our own families. We'll match you with the right type of sedation to ensure a relaxed experience during your root canal treatment. In recent years, pain was a focal point of the root canal procedure – not so anymore. During your treatment, you can expect deep relaxation to the point where you may start to feel drowsy. You may even have few memories of your appointment.

How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?

Symptoms can vary from one patient to the next. However, you can expect to experience one or more of the following:

  • Severe tooth pain when applying pressure, such as while eating
  • Acute sensitivity to heat and cold
  • An abscess on the gums near the suspect tooth that looks like a small pimple.

If you suspect you need root canal treatment, don't wait to see a dentist in Houston (77098). Give us a call so we can provide over-the-phone advice for managing your pain while we make time in our schedule to see you. The sooner your dental issue receives professional care, the less likely you'll need more costly dental procedures. We advise against hoping that the pain will go away, and the situation will clear up. It's far better to let our compassionate team take a look at what's going on. And sometimes, a root canal won’t be the answer. In many cases, a failing restoration can cause similar symptoms – you may just need a filling or another minimally invasive service. That’s why it’s always best to find out what is causing your pain or discomfort as soon as you can – before root canal therapy, or worse, a tooth extraction, is your only option.

Making Your Root Canal Procedure More Affordable

We are proud to accept most insurance plans and will gladly submit a predetermination of benefits to your insurance company. We understand that the costs of dental care keep many people from seeking treatment from a dentist, especially when they may need a root canal. That’s why we offer the Dental Illusions Discount Plan for patients without dental insurance. It includes $0 x-rays and exams and gives you discounts of 35% - 50% on all other procedures – including oral hygiene care (cleanings), dental implants, dentures, Invisalign, and more – including root canal therapy!

Avoiding the dentist is the least effective way to save money, since in almost all cases you'll need more expensive, and more time-consuming restorative dental care down the road. Contact us today!

Yours in continuing oral health,
Dr. Basil Moukarim, your dentist in Houston (77098), and the team at Dental Illusions