Advanced tooth decay leads to a host of uncomfortable symptoms and puts your oral health at risk.
Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh performs root canal therapy to provide much-needed pain relief and protect surrounding teeth and other tissues.
Learn more about how our dental practice in McKinney, TX, can help you start feeling better today...
Why Choose Us for Root Canal Treatment?
ExpertiseWith over 15 years of experience and over 1000 hours of continuing education, Dr. Khodabakhsh is an expert when it comes to providing gentle, comfortable care. Rather than having to get a referral to an endodontist to perform a root canal, Dr. Khodabakhsh can provide the care you need.
Same-Day AppointmentsIn pain and need an appointment right away? We offer same-day appointments to help you get the relief you need. Our McKinney office is open until 7 p.m. on weekdays and open Saturdays to help make root canal treatment easy to fit into even the busiest schedules.
Family-FriendlyWe truly care about the relationships we build with our patients and treat everyone like family. The idea of a root canal may be intimidating, but our compassionate dentistry staff is here to support you in any way possible from the moment you step through the door.
How An Infection Progresses
Get the Relief You Need Request Your Appointment Today
Are you tired of dealing with a nagging toothache or pain that won't go away? It may be time for a root canal. We encourage you to book an appointment because the sooner you get treatment, the sooner you'll feel better. Our same-day appointments and extended hours make it easy to get the care you need. To get started, fill out our online form and a member of our team will be in touch. You can also call our McKinney, TX, office at:
Common Symptoms That Can Indicate a Need for a Root Canal
If you have any of these symptoms, contact us right away so our dentist can take a look at your tooth. Root canal treatment may be necessary to prevent symptoms like these from worsening:
- Tooth sensitivity
- Swollen gums
- Chronic bad breath
The Many Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
An infected tooth is caused by bacteria entering the pulp (the nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue inside the tooth). This can cause excruciating pain that makes it difficult to eat or sleep. A root canal eliminates the source of the pain by removing the pulp and clearing out the root canals.
A root canal leaves the hard exterior of the tooth intact to maintain your ability to chew and enunciate. The only alternative treatment is extraction. Whenever possible, dentists and endodontists strongly recommend a root canal instead of extraction to preserve and restore your natural tooth, which can continue to function without pulp.
Restore Oral Health
When left untreated, tooth decay and infection can quickly spread from the pulp to surrounding teeth and negatively impact your health. A root canal procedure prevents further dental issues from occurring, providing peace of mind and also helping you save money in the long run by being proactive.
Financing Options For Any Budget
Most insurance policies cover at least a portion of root canal therapy. But if you are uninsured, don't let this prevent you from getting the treatment you need. We make root canal treatment affordable by working with third-party lenders such as CareCredit®, and LendingClub®. Our McKinney office can help explain these financing options that allow you to pay for treatment in easy, affordable monthly installments.
A Closer Look at How a Root Canal Works
Don't Delay Treatment The Importance of Timely Care
Did you know that most root canals start from a seemingly harmless cavity? While it may seem like a minor issue at the time, cavities don't go away on their own and only get worse without treatment. It's vital to stay on top of your routine dental visits at our McKinney practice so your dentist can address any signs of decay early on. It's also possible to need a root canal without having any initial symptoms because pain only starts once the infection has reached the soft inner tissue of the tooth crown and roots. In these instances, an x-ray is the only way to determine if a root canal is needed.
It's also important to note that a procedure such as a root canal is far more economical than losing a tooth and having to replace it with a dental implant-supported restoration.