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Why People Love Fame Dental

Fame Dental has incredible and kind doctors and staff on hand! Their facility is clean and the equipment is all up to date. I highly recommend visiting for all of your dental needs.
Kiran A.
Had a great experience! Dr Merchant is amazing! Not only got my teeth cleaned but also got preventative care information. Thank you
Lakshmi Narayana G.
Had an amazing experience. Dr. Merchant was very patient and walked me through the entire process. I walked out very satisfied and am eager to see the final results of my procedure.
Shehzad S.
Have been to Fame Dental. Impressed by the modern equipment and updated technology. I am sure you’ll love visiting the clinic.
Rozina P.
I am very happy with the services I received yesterday at Fame Dental. Appointment on Saturday made it feasible. Dr. Merchant is my dentist for about 8 years now. He is a great dentist. Diana is a perfect addition to the team. Everything was automatic, quick, and easy. Kudos to the team!
Zara S.
Dr Amit Merchant is one of the finest dentist in the Frisco area. He is very knowledgeable and expert in his field. The staff was incredible and made me feel comfortable as I was very nervous on my visit day. I’d definitely recommend this dental office for anyone looking for a new dentist.
Kavita V.
Really appreciate how kind and thoughtful the staff are at Fame Dental! The facility is extremely clean and technology is up-to-date! Highly recommend you get your dental care here!
Azeem H.
Fame Dental has all of the newest state of the art equipment! Their staff is so kind, and the dentist Dr. Merchant is very competent. Frisco is lucky to have Fame Dental! I highly recommend them.
Rozina A.
I have been a patient of Dr. Merchant. I can speak to his excellent skills. Very satisfied with the dental care provided to me. Loved the set up and modern equipments at Fame Dental. I highly recommend visiting Dr. Merchant for any dental services you need 👍 …
Rehan S.
Needed a crown and Dr. Merchant was able to see me on a Saturday, which worked best for me. Easy and pain free experience. They are very friendly and talked me through what the procedure entailed. I will definitely go back for regular visits.
Brian P.
Awesome dental office in Frisco. The Dentist and the staff are amazing. The place looks clean and beautiful. Highly recommend them
Swathi G.
I know Dr. Amit Merchant for many years. He is well versed with new dental technologies. I love the beauty of clinic fame dental. Love online scheduling, paperless and digital technologies in the clinic.
Fareed T.
Fame Dental has extremely welcoming staff that cultivate a comforting experience from check in to check out. Dr. Merchant is very skilled, knowledgeable and warm. You won’t be disappointed with your experience at Fame Dental!
Jennifer L.
Dr. Merchant recently did my crown, bridges, filling, and cleaning. He is amazing and skillful in his work. He worked really hard. Post-treatment care and follow-up is exceptionally good. The dental assistant Diana is also very knowledgeable and helpful. It is very convenient as they are open on evenings and weekends. I am very satisfied with the results. Affordable prices! Great team! Great services!
Almas S.
Very reliable and qualified dentist. Happy to see you grow Dr. Amit Merchant. # Fame Dental # great care
Nosheen A.
Dr. Amit's dedication to staying updated with the latest advancements in dentistry ensures top-notch treatment for his patients. I highly recommend Dr. Amit for his expertise and commitment. He excels in all aspects of dental care, from routine check-ups to advanced procedures.
Ali T
Great bedside manner and the doctor Merchant explained every procedure clearly. Great staff too. Highly recommend fame dental to anyone looking for a dentist.
Olanike E.
Wow amazing! Beautiful dental office. Dr. Merchant and his dental team is very very good. Modern technology and qualified staff. Attended ribbon cutting and grand opening tour of Fame Dental. Enjoyed snacks and discount coupons :)
Shiraj H.
Attended Fame dental ribbon cutting ceremony today on Frisco. Great dentist. Amazing clinic. So many services at discounted prices. Highly recommend
Platho D.
My treatments were done very well. Appointment time of my choice was given and all work got done in time. Quick and efficient staff. Dr. Merchant answered all my questions to my satisfaction and responded quickly to me when I called back with more questions. Highly recommend Fame Dental.
Rafiq S.

Saving Smiles with Frisco’s Trusted Root Canal Dentist

Dr. Amit Merchant

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at treating infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). It involves the removal of the infected or inflamed pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inside of the tooth, and then filling and sealing it to prevent further infection. Root canals are often necessary to preserve a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.

Why Do I Need a Root Canal?

Root canals are typically required when the pulp of the tooth, which contains nerves and blood vessels, becomes infected or damaged due to:

  • Deep decay caused by untreated cavities.
  • Multiple dental procedures on the same tooth.
  • A chip or crack in the tooth.
  • An injury to the tooth, even if there’s no visible damage.
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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it might be time to visit Fame Dental for an evaluation:

  • Severe pain while chewing or biting.
  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures.
  • Darkening of the tooth.
  • Swollen and tender gums.
  • Persistent or recurring pimple on the gums.

Our Root Canal Treatment Process

At Fame Dental, we ensure that every step of the root canal process is as comfortable and pain-free as possible:


Dr. Merchant uses advanced diagnostic tools to confirm the need for a root canal and to carefully plan your treatment.


We use local anesthesia to completely numb the affected area, ensuring you feel no pain during the procedure.

Cleaning the Root Canal

The infected pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria.

Filling the Root Canal

The cleaned canal is filled with a biocompatible material and sealed with adhesive cement.


Depending on the condition of your tooth, a crown may be placed to strengthen and restore its natural function and appearance.

The Benefits of a Root Canal for Your Smile

Pain Relief

Root canal treatment effectively relieves the pain caused by the infected pulp.

Saves Your Tooth

The procedure helps save your tooth from extraction, preserving your natural smile.

Prevents Spread of Infection

By removing the infected tissue, a root canal prevents the infection from spreading to other teeth.

Restores Function

After a root canal, your treated tooth can function like any other tooth, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak normally.

What You Need to Know About Root Canals

Fear of Pain

One of the most common misconceptions about root canals is that they are extremely painful. Modern techniques and anesthesia have made this procedure as painless as getting a filling. At Fame Dental, patient comfort is our priority, and we take every measure to ensure a smooth, pain-free experience.

Concerns About Safety

Root canal treatments are a safe and effective way to treat tooth infection and preserve dental health. Our practice follows strict sterilization and infection control practices to ensure the safety and well-being of our patients.

Worries About Aftercare and Recovery

Post-procedure care for a root canal is straightforward. We provide detailed aftercare instructions and are always available to address any questions or concerns you might have during your recovery.

Cost and Insurance

We understand that cost is a concern for many of our patients. Fame Dental accepts most major insurance plans, which typically cover a portion of root canal treatment. We also offer flexible payment and financing options to make the procedure more affordable.
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Meet Our Smile Experts

Fame Dental is more than just a dental office—it's a community where every patient is treated with the utmost respect and care. We invite you to join our family and experience the difference that thoughtful, patient-focused care can make!

Dr. Merchant is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

If your dentist is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD), they are the best of the best in the field. Only about 6 percent of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Fellows.
You can rest assured that your dentist cares about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. Your dentist practices these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year — not every dentist does this.

Welcome to Our State-of-the-Art Dental Practice

Experience exceptional dental care at our fully digital, cutting-edge practice. Using the latest advancements in modern dentistry, including digital tools, fully paperless systems, and cutting-edge iTero technology, we ensure the highest quality outcomes for your dental health.

Enjoy a Relaxing & Supportive Environment

We believe that a visit to the dentist should be as comfortable and stress-free as possible. That's why we've designed our practice to feel like a home away from home, complete with Netflix, music, TVs in patient rooms, and even cozy blankets and pillows to keep you comfortable.

Join the Fame Dental Family

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Same-Day Emergencies

A Comfort-First Approach

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does a root canal hurt?

Modern root canal treatments are performed using advanced techniques and effective local anesthesia, making the procedure as painless as possible. Most patients report that the process feels similar to having a filling placed. Any discomfort typically felt after the procedure can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does the procedure take?

A root canal usually requires one or two visits to complete. Each visit may last between 60 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the tooth and the severity of the infection.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

Symptoms indicating the need for a root canal include:

  • Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure.
  • Prolonged sensitivity or pain to hot or cold temperatures (after the heat or cold has been removed).
  • Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth.
  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums.
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums.

What can I expect after a root canal?

After a root canal treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive for a few days due to natural tissue inflammation, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This sensitivity or discomfort is usually manageable with over-the-counter pain medications.

How successful are root canal treatments?

Root canal treatments are highly successful, with more than a 95% success rate. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime.

How do I care for my tooth after a root canal?

After your root canal treatment, you should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until it has been fully restored by a dentist. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.

Will I need any additional treatments after a root canal?

In most cases, a tooth that has had a root canal treatment will need a crown to protect and restore it to full function. Dr. Merchant will discuss with you the need for any additional dental work following your root canal.

Is root canal treatment expensive?

The cost of a root canal varies depending on the complexity of the problem and which tooth is affected. Generally, root canal treatment is much less expensive than having a tooth removed and replaced with a bridge or implant. Fame Dental accepts most major insurance plans and offers financing options to help manage the cost of treatment.

How can I schedule an appointment for a root canal?

If you think you might need a root canal or are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, contact Fame Dental in Frisco, TX, to schedule an evaluation. Our team is ready to provide you with the care you need and answer any further questions you may have.

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