Emergency Root Canals in Austin
Why Do I Need An Emergency Root Canal?
First, an emergency root canal will relieve the pain of your toothache. Infected teeth can be extremely painful, so root canal therapy will allow you to eliminate your discomfort and get back to your daily routine. Emergency root canals also treat the infection in your tooth, saving it and preventing further complications. To schedule your appointment, give us a call at (512) 961-6200. Your doctor will see you as soon as possible.
Anterior Root Canals
Posterior Root Canals
Root Canal Retreatment
Molar Root Canals
Same-Day Root Canals
The Emergency Root Canal Treatment Process
Numbing & Prep
First, your doctor will numb your mouth. We also offer sedation to keep you comfortable. Then, they will isolate your tooth, drill away any decayed or damaged material, and create an opening in the tooth’s surface.
Through the opening in your tooth, your doctor will use special tools to remove the infected pulp and other material from the inside of your tooth. Once it’s been cleaned out, they will flush and sanitize the inside of your tooth.
Filling & Restoring
Finally, your Austin emergency dentist will fill the tooth with a rubber-like material. This replaces the removed pulp and strengthens the tooth. Then, they'll place a temporary filling or crown.
Frequently Asked Questions
Not sure what to expect from the treatment process? Here are answers to a few top root canal FAQs
Does Emergency Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Not at all. Your mouth will be numb, and we also offer sedation to keep you comfortable. Once your appointment is over, your tooth may feel a little tender for a few days. But this is normal, and you’ll be in much less pain compared to the discomfort of a tooth infection.
What Are My Post-Op Instructions?
Root canals are really simple. You don’t really need to do anything special, and some patients even go back to work or school right after a root canal. The only thing to keep in mind is that you may have a temporary crown or filling. You should avoid chewing really sticky or hard foods with this tooth. Try to chew mostly on the other side of your mouth until you get your permanent crown. If your crown or filling falls out early, you may need to see your dentist to have it replaced.
Is Emergency Root Canal Therapy Covered By Insurance?
Yes. As a medically necessary procedure, emergency root canals are covered by almost all dental insurance plans. However, each policy and insurer has its own coverage limits and details. We recommend that you consult directly with your insurance company or your policy documents to make sure you understand your plan and what it covers.