City Creek Dental

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment in Temple, TX

Tooth pain can quickly become unbearable, but a root canal is an effective procedure to relieve pain, remove the infection, and protect the tooth from future problems. If you are looking for a root canal dentist, trust the team at City Creek Dental! With years of experience, they will provide the best experience possible for your root canal treatment.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canals are tiny passageways that branch off from beneath the top of the tooth, coursing their way vertically downward, until they reach the tip of the root. All teeth have between one and four root canals.

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Many tooth problems involve infections that spread to the pulp, which is the inner chamber of the tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. When the infection becomes worse, it can begin affecting the roots. A traumatic injury to a tooth can also compromise the pulp, leading to similar problems.

A diseased inner tooth brings a host of problems including pain and sensitivity as the first indications of a problem. However, a spreading infection can cause small pockets of pus to develop, which can lead to an abscess.

Root canal therapy is a remarkable treatment with a very high rate of success, and involves removing the diseased tissue, halting the spread of infection and restoring the healthy portion of the tooth. In fact, root canal treatments are designed to save a problem tooth; before root canals were developed and gained acceptance, the only alternative for treating a diseased tooth was extraction.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatments usually entail one to three visits. During the first visit, a small hole is drilled through the top of the tooth and into the inner chamber. Diseased tissue is removed, the inner chamber cleansed and disinfected, and the tiny canals reshaped. The cleansed chamber and canals are filled with an elastic material and medication designed to prevent infection. If necessary, the drilled hole is temporarily filled until a permanent seal is made with a crown.

Most patients who have a root canal experience little or no discomfort or pain and enjoy a restored tooth that can last almost as long as its healthy original. It’s important to find a root canal dentist that you trust to ensure successful treatment!

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?

The root canal cost is unique to each patient and depends on the severity of the tooth infection. We never want anyone to suffer from tooth pain or lose teeth to infection, so we work with each patient to find a solution! At City Creek Dental, we provide financing options, and we will work with you and your insurance to create a treatment plan.

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, contact our office in Temple, TX as soon as possible to receive an emergency root canal or other emergency dental treatment.

Meet Your Award-Winning Dentist

Dr. Derek Winegar, City Creek Dental.

Derek Winegar, DDS

Dentist in Temple, TX

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We Accept Your Dental Insurance

We’ll make the process of paying for your dental care as simple as possible! Our office accepts a wide variety of PPO insurance plans, and we’re always happy to file your claim for you so that you can be sure to receive the maximum benefits available to you. City Creek Dental is in network with Delta Dental, MetLife, United Concordia and more! Call us today to find out how we can maximize your insurance plan!

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Tuesday7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
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