Long Family Dental provides root canal therapy for patients who are suffering from toothaches. You should not suffer! And if you’re worried about whether or not root canal therapy will hurt—we do everything possible to ensure your comfortable treatment. And with our sedation options and local aesthetics, we can do a lot to make you comfortable and relaxed.
Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to this pulp. Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early.
Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy. The pulp becomes infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone—which is called an abscess. By the time the pulp is infected—and you feel pain, throbbing, or aching, the tooth cannot heal on its own. Root canal infections can even weaken your immune system.
Sometimes, no symptoms of root canal infection are apparent and you may be unaware of any problem until your regular checkup at Long Family Dental. Signs that the pulp has become infected may include:
If you do have an interior infection that has compromised your tooth, then our caring professionals will plan root canal therapy. Your comfort is our priority, and we will ensure you feel at ease before we begin the procedures.
A root canal treatment is where one of our dentists will clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy In some severe cases, the alternative treatment is be to extract the tooth.
Long Family Dental serves patients who live in the Cleburne and Midlothian areas. If you need root canal therapy or other restorative dentistry services, we invite you to request your appointment now!