Root Canal Therapy

At Citrus Smiles, we take a proactive approach to preserve your healthy, natural teeth. If a tooth becomes too damaged or cavitated such that the pulp gets involved, you may consider a root canal. Dr. Aurora utilizes the latest technology and skills to offer painless root canal therapy in Murphy and Wylie, TX. This treatment can relieve discomfort and save your natural tooth from extraction.

Root Canal Therapy

Indications for Root Canal Therapy

Our teeth are surrounded by a hard shell called enamel. If this layer is damaged, oral bacteria can reach the inner pulp tissues and cause inflammation. As a result, you may experience variable symptoms, including: 

  • Pain in the tooth, ranging from dull to a throbbing ache
  • Prolonged sensitivity
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Tenderness upon biting teeth
  • Difficulty in chewing food
  • Pus discharge
  • Swelling in the gums

These symptoms may become increasingly painful if the tooth is left untreated. In severe cases, you may require a tooth extraction. For this reason, our dental specialists recommend root canal treatment to preserve your tooth and prevent further damage. 

Questions About Root Canal Therapy?

What To Expect From The Treatment Process

We will start with a consultation during which our dental specialist will examine your oral cavity. We will also record dental X-rays of the tooth to visualize the extent of damage or infection. If your pulp is involved, we will proceed with root canal therapy to save your tooth. 

The root canal process can be completed within a single visit, but it may require a few appointments in some complex cases. Your comfort is our top priority, so we use effective anesthesia techniques to ensure that you do not experience pain during the procedure. 

After injecting a local anesthetic, our dentist will drill a small access opening in the tooth. Once we reach the infected pulp, we will use special instruments to carefully remove it. We will thoroughly clean and disinfect the root canals to kill the remaining bacteria. 

Next, our dentist will place a rubber-like material to seal the canals. It helps prevent the risk of reinfection. We will then close the access opening with a dental filling. Ideally, we recommend placing a crown over a root-canal-treated tooth to strengthen it and protect against further damage. 

Our Testimonials

We Love Our Patients, and They Love Us!

I had my first visit here recently and I highly recommend it! Everyone is so friendly and they explain everything from start to finish. Eman really helped me understand payment and treatment plan. So glad to have finally found a place after looking for someone new for YEARS!!!
~ Larissa Faulkner

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I had my first visit 10/27 Friday. I would first like to say that I was throughly impressed with the knowledgeable of the Dr and all his staff. They were so friendly & made me comfortable during my exam. Thank you all for being such great help. Sincerely Charlotte Johnson.
~ Charlotte

Dave Oregon

Murphy

I came in last week to have multiple tooth extractions. Dr.Kylie was amazing as well as the dental assistant. They were so patient and kind. They try their absolute best to make you comfortable and answer any questions you have. 10/10 recommend
~ Sydney Bong

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

The Doctor and Staff who helped my son were exceptional. We had a dental emergency and they worked him in and were truly wonderful. At a time in need they really came through and were gentle and comforting. We couldn't of had a better experience!!.
~ Samwise

Dave Oregon

Wylie Location

I am very pleased with the overall care from Dr. and her staff. They are professional and educated me on what my procedure was going to be for the day and did an excellent job throughout the process. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~ Gale Wilson

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Happy I found this provider! Beginning with the receptionist, the office is warm and inviting! My hygienist was personable, and I received such a great cleaning. The dentist was friendly and knowledgeable. Found the best place for my family’s dental care!
~ J E

Dave Oregon

Heath Location

Root Canal Aftercare

It is normal to experience slight soreness or pain after the procedure. These symptoms are short-lasting and typically subside within 24 to 48 hours. Our dentist will prescribe pain relievers to ease the recovery process.

You can return to your routine activities soon after the procedure. We recommend starting with a soft diet initially that does not put excessive strain on the treated area. Slowly, you can shift to a normal diet. Brush and floss your teeth on a regular basis and maintain optimum oral hygiene for long-term results. 

Schedule An Appointment

If you have been struggling with severe tooth pain after an infection or injury, don’t wait too long. Our dentists can keep your natural teeth intact with root canal therapy. Call us today to schedule a visit.

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