No Need To Fear A Root Canal
Are your teeth badly decayed or infected? Do you worry that the only solution is to remove them? Don’t panic. There’s a procedure that can save your teeth, get rid of the pain, and prevent it from coming back: a root canal treatment. Even though you may think of a root canal as painful and uncomfortable, thanks to modern dental technology, we can perform this procedure effectively and virtually pain-free.
The root canal is the natural central cavity within the tooth that contains the pulp and nerves. When bacteria has reached that deep, it’s necessary to clean the area to remove the bacteria and any contaminated tissue to save the healthy parts of the tooth.
During a root canal procedure, the pulp and nerve are removed and the inside of the tooth is disinfected, filled, and sealed. This prevents infection of the surrounding tissue and the formation of abscesses.
Why do you need a root canal?
The need for a root canal procedure often stems from a cracked or injured tooth, a deep cavity, or problems related to previous dental treatments, such as fillings.
Common signs of these problems are:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- Permanent tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
- Swollen, irritated, or sensitive gums
- Deep decay or darkening of the gums
It’s important that these symptoms not be ignored because they can lead to more pain and make the root canal procedure more difficult to perform. The longer this procedure is postponed, the fewer chances you have of saving the tooth. If you are avoiding having a root canal because of fear of pain, please know that we can perform the treatment faster and more comfortably than ever before thanks to cutting-edge tools like lasers.
It’s our goal to help you achieve and maintain your oral health, and root canals are one of the treatments that allow you to have a healthy and beautiful smile. Please call our Denton office for questions you may have regarding root canal treatment.