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Root Canal

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?


With 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 Appointments

In pain and need an appointment right away? We offer same-day appointments to help you get the relief you need. Our McKinney dental 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.


We 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.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

In this video, Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh discusses symptoms that suggest you might need a root canal. The most common is a constant and worsening toothache. Patients near McKinney might also notice sensitivity, discharge from the gums, or discoloration of the enamel.

How An Infection Progresses

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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:

(469) 625-0005

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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:

  • Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Discoloration
  • Swollen gums
  • Chronic bad breath
  • Abscess

The Many Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Pain Relief

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.

Tooth Preservation

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

Our McKinney practice uses sophisticated tools to remove the infected soft tissue, leaving the hard exterior of the tooth intact.

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 office 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.

The Root Canal Procedure


Our dentist will evaluate your teeth with KaVo OP 3D, a digital x-ray tool that will help identify any infection and determine if a root canal is needed.


Local anesthesia is administered to the area to ensure a painless procedure. Any requested sedation options can also be administered to provide maximum comfort and relaxation.

Access Point

Our dentist carefully creates a small opening in the tooth to access the pulp chamber and root canals.


The infected pulp tissue (nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissue) is removed from the tooth. We use a sophisticated microscope for a detailed view of the pulp chamber and root canals in order to achieve precise care.


The inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected.

Filling and Sealing

Our dentist fills the tooth with a rubber-like dental material before sealing the entry point.


In most cases, patients will require a dental crown to support the tooth after the procedure. We take digital impressions to create your custom crown, which will be ready in about a week. We can provide a temporary crown in the meantime.
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Board-certified dentist Dr. Sasan Khodabakhsh has been providing high-quality dental care for more than 15 years to satisfied patients.

Dr. Khodabakhsh is a member of prominent dental associations, including the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID) and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). He is dedicated to bringing personalized dental care that is both comfortable and convenient to McKinney, TX:

Look to Summit Point Dental Implant Center for personalized care for the entire family, all in one convenient location. Request an appointment by contacting us online or calling (469) 625-0005.  

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