Root Canal Treatment
If you have been experiencing severe tooth pain when chew or bite down, or if your gums have swollen up, then you may have to undergo a root canal treatment. These symptoms usually surface when a person has an inflammation or infection in the tooth’s pulp tissue. Since the pulp tissue is made up of nerve cells, blood vessels and connective tissues, you experience intense pain in the affected tooth. If the condition is not treated it can lead to dental abscess or elevate other systematic health issues.
During a root canal, our dentists first administer anesthesia to numb the teeth and the area around it. Then, a tiny opening is made at the infected tooth’s surface, so that the infected pulp inside can be removed. The pulp chamber is disinfected and cleaned, and the never canal is sealed with a material to prevent the occurrence of infection in the future. Dental fillings or crowns may be used to seal the teeth at the end of the treatment. Detecting and diagnosing if a tooth is infected and needs root canal treatment can help prevent unnecessary extraction, bridges or implants.
Call us at (972) 401-4900 to schedule an appointment for your root canal treatment at The Rowlett Dentist office.