Conveniently Located in
The Offices at The Hill Country Galleria
12912 Hill country blvd., Ste. f-205
Austin, TX 78738

Gentle Root Canal Treatment

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At Rigby Advanced Dental, we want to help you keep your natural teeth and beautiful smile. We always do our best to avoid extractions. So if you have an infection within your tooth, we may recommend a root canal procedure to remove the infection and protect your tooth from future problems. Our team does everything possible to keep you comfortable throughout the treatment and to make the procedure as gentle as possible.

The Root Canal Process

Root canals have a bad reputation. "I'd rather have a root canal!" is often heard about something a person doesn't want to do. The pain from the infection in your tooth is likely much more painful than any pressure or mild discomfort you might feel during the procedure.

Before we begin, we take X-rays of your mouth to get a good look at the tooth needing work. Once you're in the chair, we numb the immediate area around the tooth, so all you should feel while we work is a bit of pressure. Let us know if you're uncomfortable or feeling more than pressure so we can give you additional numbing medication. Once the area is prepped, we drill into the tooth and clean out all of the tooth's root canals. We then fill the canals with an antibiotic to ensure the infection is completely gone. Finally, we seal the canals to keep out bacteria. We recommend having a crown placed on the tooth after the root canal to give it extra strength and protection.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

  • Sudden onset of severe tooth pain
  • Swelling or tenderness in an isolated area
  • Pain with chewing or any other pressure
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • New sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Chronic pain or sensitivity in one tooth or area

Affordable Root Canal Therapy

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The health of your mouth is important, and you shouldn't put off necessary care because of cost concerns. At Rigby Advanced Dental, we always do everything we can to work within your budget and still get you the high-quality care you deserve. Our practice is very insurance friendly, and we'll file and track claims to help you make the most of your benefits. For our uninsured or underinsured patients, we have in-house financing available and accept CareCredit® financing as well. One of our team members will go over your expected out-of-pocket costs before your treatment begins because we don't want you to be caught off-guard. Let us get you a healthy smile on your terms.