Endodontic Services in Frisco
Cragun Endodontics performs a list of endodontic procedures in Frisco, TX. Call 469-579-4201 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
What Is Endodontics?
Endodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the complex tooth issues that impact the area deep inside the tooth called the pulp. This involves careful attention to abscesses and infection that stems from this same area - and often requires a root canal or other specialized treatment to heal.
Severe toothaches and pains or signs of abscess are often clear indicators that something is going on inside the tooth. If left alone, this can be enough to destroy a tooth. With endodontic treatment, however, you have the greatest chance of saving diseased teeth.
Dr. Cragun is a highly skilled endodontist who offers the following treatment procedures:
- Root Canal Treatment
- Root Canal Retreatment
- Endodontic of Apical Surgery
- Cracked Teeth
- Dental Trauma
- Regenerative Endodontics
Why Choose Cragun Endodontics?
As its name suggests, Cragun Endodontics specializes in endodontics. Our patients know that when they choose us, they are getting excellence in this dental speciality. But that’s not all.
Those who have a great amount of dental fear or anxiety often find themselves halted from obtaining treatment. This only allows the oral health issue to continue to advance and become more complex - often requiring a root canal. Dr. Cragun strives to remove the fear that comes with seeking dental treatment and that is why we go above and beyond to ensure our office is welcoming and comfortable - from the moment you walk through the door until the procedure is complete. We work to communicate with our patients to understand their fears or concerns and adjust what we do accordingly.
Of course, having the most advanced technology and a high level of training also helps in the successful treatment of complex dental issues. And that is exactly what you will find here.
What is the difference between a dentist and an endodontist?
An endodontist and a dentist both can perform general dentistry. An endodontist, however, has a couple of years of additional specialized training in endodontics. When it comes to procedures such as root canals, a general dentist may perform one or two a week, but an endodontist does several every day. The extra training and extensive experience make an endodontist the go-to professional for complex dental issues.
What does an abscess feel like? How do I know if I have one?
An abscess is the result of an infection caused by bacteria. It can be found on the gums that surround an infected tooth or inside at the tooth’s root. The abscess is a pocket-like bump that fills up with infected pus and can cause swelling and inflammation in the surrounding area, often causing pain in the jaw or area around the tooth. Depending on what is going on inside your mouth, you may or may not be able to see the abscess, but a firm area that is warm to the touch is often a good indicator that you need to see your endodontist right away.
Is root canal treatment painful?
No, root canal treatment is not painful at all. Many patients even find it to be a relief of severe toothaches. Local anesthesia will be used to numb the tooth and surrounding area so that you don’t feel a thing. Once it is complete, the pain of the infection, swelling, and so forth that has warranted the root canal will be removed and healing can begin.
How long does it take to heal from a root canal?
Recovery from a root canal is rather fast. Everyone heals differently, but most experience mild symptoms of a ‘bruised tooth” for a few days to a week. This can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.
Most patients find they can return to their normal daily activities within a day or two.
Can a tooth recover from trauma?
Yes, but you need to see your endodontist promptly. In the blink of an eye, accidents, falls, sports injuries, and more can all leave the teeth vulnerable to things such as knocked-out teeth, chipped or fractured teeth, and more. The sooner treatment is sought after the trauma occurs, the greater chance the tooth can recover from the trauma.
If you would like to learn more or are ready to schedule an appointment, call 469-579-4201.