We may recommend root canal therapy to restore your oral health and save your teeth from extraction. Commonly called a root canal, this endodontic treatment is usually provided when the dental pulp and tooth nerves become infected or damaged, such as when injury or decay reach past the outer layer of tooth enamel and deep into the tooth itself. If left untreated, this may cause the tooth to die and make a tooth extraction necessary.
During root canal therapy, our dentists first removes damaged or infected tissue from the tooth and cleans and sanitizes the area. After this, they place a medicated composite within the tooth to help heal the effected section and then cap the tooth with a dental crown that restores its shape and bone structure. This treatment often takes one to two appointments at Citrus Smiles to complete.
It is important to remember that while root canal treatments have a reputation for being painful, the reality is that this procedure can be completed with only minimal discomfort thanks to advances in treatment techniques, tools and dental sedation options. Our team is also committed to providing you with a comfortable experience as well as high-quality care, and we will take special care to make your treatment as effective and pleasant as possible.
If you have any questions about root canal therapy in Murphy and Wylie, Texas, or to schedule a consultation with our dentists, give us a call today at 972-472-8862!