Root Canal in Brentwood, MD

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About Root Canal Therapy in Brentwood, MD

As a premier dental practice in Brentwood, MD MINT dentistry provides advanced procedures for various dental concerns. We want to give you a gorgeous smile you feel confident flaunting, which begins with good oral health. The team of board-certified doctors and dental professionals at our practice in Brentwood, MD performs root canal therapy to treat an infected tooth when the decay has spread from the enamel to the interior pulp. Sometimes known as endodontic treatment, root canal therapy removes the infection from the pulp, which helps keep the decay from spreading. We are aware of the concern that many people feel when faced with a root canal. However, we want you to rest assured that we understand, which is why we focus on your comfort by using state-of-the-art technology and techniques to complete your root canal with accuracy. Our office also offers several sedation options to ease anxiety so you remain relaxed. We invite you to schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD to find out more about root canal therapy and other advanced treatments.

Who Is a Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?

An untreated cavity, a crack in the enamel, or a traumatic accident can all result in the interior of your tooth becoming infected. Some of 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 changes in the color of the tooth. When the pulp is not removed, further oral damage may occur, especially if the infection moves to nearby teeth and into the surrounding bone tissue. In some instances, the infection can potentially make its way into the bloodstream and affect your overall wellness, making it crucial to get professional care promptly. During your dental appointment, our Brentwood, MD MINT dentists can evaluate your tooth and let you know if a root canal is recommended for treating the infection and protecting your health.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Once you settle into one of our treatment chairs we’ll supply you with MINT dentistry sunglasses and Beats headphones to help you relax. It's important that you feel at ease during the procedure, so the MINT dentistry team will help you select the appropriate type of sedation for the procedure. Many patients prefer oral-conscious or nitrous oxide gas for sedation to keep them comfortable during a root canal. During an endodontic procedure, one of our board-certified dentists will carefully remove the infected pulp utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. From there, the inside of the empty tooth will be thoroughly sterilized to remove any lingering debris. After your tooth is cleaned, it will be filled with a special material to protect and seal it. Usually a custom-made crown will be cemented over the tooth to strengthen it.

Root Canal Treatment Aftercare

We recommend you arrange for a friend or family member to take you home after your root canal therapy if dental sedation was used. Your mouth may be sensitive or swollen for a few days, which is why your dentist may prescribe a pain reliever. You need to make a follow-up appointment six months after the treatment. We will check to make sure your tooth has healed and the infection is gone. After that, you should schedule twice yearly cleanings at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD to maintain your dental health.

The MINT Commitment

Our dental team will discuss treatment costs with you up-front during your diagnostic exam and consultation. This is to ensure that the plan meets all your needs and your budget. If you have insurance, we will reach out to your carrier to determine the specific coverage of your policy. If you do not have dental insurance, MINT dentistry accepts several methods of payment. We can also talk with you about low-interest financing, which could help you fit a root canal into your budget.

Lasting Protection

A root canal can be a fast and simple procedure that stops an infection present inside a tooth with the advances in medical technology and techniques. Combined with your choice of sedation techniques, root canal therapy at MINT dentistry by board-certified doctors will be comfortable to save you from pain or more advanced treatments. Contact MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD to schedule an exam and consultation with one of our talented dentists to learn about treating an infected tooth with root canal therapy.

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