Get Relief Without Pain
Although many believe that having a root canal is an awful experience, Plano root canals are actually one of our most beneficial services. You won’t feel any more discomfort than you would getting a tooth filled. At My Dentist in Plano, root canal therapy can:
- Stop your nagging toothache so you can relax.
- Save your tooth from needing an extraction.
- Make it easier to bite and chew.
- Prepare your tooth for a same-day crown made in our office.
If you’re hurting, call us today. We’ll get you in for an emergency dental appointment the same day in most cases. Our address is 6545 Preston Road, Ste. 100 – next to Legacy Heart Center – Plano.
Learn More About Root Canal Treatment
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal doesn’t have to hurt. This treatment is actually designed to help you feel better, especially when performed by Dr. Dickson and our talented dental team.
The soft inner part of a tooth is known as the pulp. When you have a cavity that goes untreated, or the tooth suffers injury, then eventually decay and infection can reach the pulp. The pulp contains the tooth’s root canals, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissue. Once the pulp becomes infected, you can experience a great deal of pain. Root canal therapy is usually required at this point.
Your smile will be in good hands at My Dentist in Plano. Dr. Dickson has performed many root canal procedures over the years. However, if for some reason he can’t do yours, he’ll bring in a trusted oral surgeon to take care of you right in our office.
Root canal treatment starts with getting a clear picture of what’s going on with our i3D Smart CT machine. These detailed images help us make a plan to place a tiny hole in the top of the tooth, through which we will clean out the infected pulp. Next, Dr. Dickson will disinfect the pulp chamber and carefully repair the canals inside the tooth.
A rubber-like material called gutta-percha will then be used to seal the root canals and help prevent reinfection. Finally, we’ll close the hole in your tooth with composite resin, the same material we use for tooth fillings.
Root Canal Therapy Reviews
"I am terrified of the dentist so I avoid it at all cost but not anymore. This place is great. I have had sooo much work done here because I finally found a dentist I can trust. I had my first root canal here and it was virtually painless, I had my wisdom teeth taken out here by Dr. Dickson’s associate and everything could not have gone any better. Give this place a shot if you are not satisfied with your current dentist or if you’re in need of one. I’ve told all my family and friends about this place because they are that good."- J.J. / Yelp / Apr 01, 2019
"Dr. Dickson, his hygienists, and receptionists are professional, attentive, helpful, and kind. There is no place I would rather go than here, because every time I walk into the office, it's a family-like atmosphere. He always greets you with a smile and makes you feel welcome. He even takes the time to call or text his patients either on the day of or the day following a procedure. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ From fillings to root canals to crown 👑 placements and teeth cleaning, Dr. Dickson provides the absolute best dental services while simultaneously catering to the needs of the patient. You know your dentist is amazing when he can perform a root canal with little to no discomfort. 😎 His bedside manner, keen sense of humor, professional demeanor, and truly caring nature makes him #1 He and his entire office staff are like family! If you are searching for a dentist, this is the place to start!"- S.N. / Google / Jul 30, 2018
"I have been seeing Dr. Dickson for about 18 months now. After a 10 year leave of absence from visiting ANY dentist. My story and recommendation is long, because the back story is so important to why I give Dr. Dickson 5 stars. To say I was frightened of the "horrendous dental chair" is an understatement. When I was 6 months old I had scarlet fever and chicken pox at the same time. The treatment for these caused my enamel not to develop. Ya, that strong substance the protects... your pearly whites, I have none. Dental work began for me as soon as my permanent teeth started coming in. My first cavity was drilled at the age of 5, with little to no numbing. From there, about 20 years in and out of dentist chairs, every 6 months some new tooth to drill or root canal to be had. I have had veneers 2 prior times and my last root canal was about 10 years ago after that I just quit going. My memories are vivid: pain, discomfort, embarrassment, frustration... I then met Dr. Dickson through mutual friends. After talking with his wife first, she assured me I could do this and Dr. Dickson and his team would help me. First and foremost, his entire staff is AMAZING. They were patient with me as I, full of fear, walked in the office the first time. The sound of any drills really brings me to my edge so Lin, ever so quickly, pulled me from the waiting room and hollered to the staff, let's get her comfortable NOW! I was sedated for my first cleaning and assessment of what was sure to be a huge project. When I went back for my consult, they made sure to take me quickly to where I couldn't hear work being done and Lin and I went over the whole plan. From there, Dr. Dickson restored my teeth in three long sessions, all under sedation. He checked on me the evening after each session. And,the restoration has been life changing. I have no discomfort, my teeth look natural, I smile fully and get so many compliments. I can really see it in photos!!! More importantly, together, we have pretty much conquered my fear. I have successfully followed up with 2 more cleanings, on scheduled, with NO cavities and have graduated to not needing sedation for cleanings. Suzie is my hygienist and she quickly gets me in my chair and the nitrous started to ease my anxiety and she lovingly calls it my "cocktail hour." She always checks with me throughout the cleaning to see where my anxiety level is at. She and Dr. Dickson are kind as we talk through what I need to work on to keep my teeth healthy and beautiful. I have never felt negative about myself or reprimanded walking out of that office which was so common with dentists before. I walked out on Wednesday after my cleaning and shed some tears. Battling my poor teeth health for so many years, Dr. Dickson and his colleagues have truly helped me make a transition that I never could have done on my own! Thanks Dr. D and staff!"- R.H. / Facebook / Oct 27, 2017
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dickson's since 2015 and in the summer of 2017 I had a tooth crowned (in gold no less!) and the sensitivity to cold never seemed to go away. No I should not have waited almost 7 months to address this issue, because the problem could have been solved much sooner, but I digress. Over the Christmas holidays one of my relatives had made ice cream and I had to politely decline due to the anticipation of the sensitivity to cold which was not pleasant t...o endure and I did not want said relative to think that my grimace from pain was in reaction to the ice cream. At my most recent cleaning and review Dr. Dickson recommended a root canal (my first one ever!) which I found to be terrifying and would recommend a name change for that procedure. Now I like to be informed and Dr. Dickson always takes to address my questions, however ridiculous they may be, he explained that sensitivity could indicate a larger and more serious problem. I'm at fault for waiting this long to address a problem and thankfully I learn from my mistakes and I would argue that this is what separates Dr. Dickson from the other dentists who have treated me: he cares enough about my well-being to recommend a preventative procedure so as to relieve the current situation and prevent future problems. I would also add that I have several relatives who have upper and lower dentures and many of my childhood memories visiting those relatives involve seeing them take out their teeth and place them in a glass. I told one of my cousins that our Uncle Ronnie was turning into a werewolf when he was taking his dentures out. Needless to say I do not want to reach that point, I want all my teeth intact and working correctly and I want to give my teeth the best care possible and that is why I am happy to be a patient."- A.R. / Facebook / Jan 09, 2018
"I have been a patient of Dr. Dickson's since 2015 and in the summer of 2017 I had a tooth crowned and the sensitivity to cold never seemed to subside. Over Christmas one of my relatives had made ice cream and I had to politely decline due to the anticipation of the sensitivity which was not pleasant to endure. Dr. Dickson recommended a root canal (my first one ever!) and while I wasn't thrilled to hear that Dr. Dickson also explained that sensitivity could indicate a larger and more serious problem. I would argue that this is what separates Dr. Dickson from the other dentists who have treated me: he cares enough about my well-being to recommend a procedure so as to relieve the current situation and prevent future problems. I would also add that I have several relatives who have upper and lower dentures and many of my childhood memories visiting those relatives involve seeing them take out their teeth ad lace them in a glass. Needless to say I do not want to reach that point and that is why I am happy to be a patient."- A.R. / Google / Jul 30, 2018
Complete Your Restoration With a Crown
With the CAD/CAM technology of our in-house milling system, we can make a new crown for your tooth right in our office. You won’t have to make a second visit to have it placed! Your beautiful crown will help strengthen your repaired tooth and blend in naturally with the rest of your teeth. You could walk into our office with toothache pain, but walk out pain-free with a newly restored tooth!
Root canals in Plano can help you feel better soon! Call us today to set up an appointment today.