Millions of teeth are saved each year through a root canal treatment. Also known as endodontic treatment, a root canal treatment is recommended by your dentist when the soft tissue inside the root canal – the pulp – gets inflamed or infected. Inflammation or infection may be caused by deep decay, crack or chip in the tooth, or tooth injury. If left untreated, it can cause pain or an abscess. One of the dental care services in Carrollton eliminates bacteria from the infected root canal to prevent tooth reinfection, and ultimately, save the tooth.
Wondering if the procedure will hurt on or after? With modern techniques and anesthetics, a root canal is a quick, comfortable procedure. Initially, shortly after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive especially if there was already pain or infection before the procedure. However, OTC or prescription medications can help relieve the discomfort. Normally, it goes away after a few days, but in case it doesn’t call our family dental in Carrollton, Texas right away.
Most of the time, any teeth can be saved. However, some exceptions including root canals that are not accessible, a root that is severely fractured, a tooth that are lacking bone support can lead to a tooth condition that can’t be restored. Looking for cosmetic dentistry that provides reliable dental solutions? Set an appointment with Carrollton Family Dental today!