What Is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that allows your dentist to save a tooth whose dental pulp has become diseased. This pulp supplies your tooth with the nutrients, blood vessels, and nerves that help keep your tooth healthy and strong. It is generally a simple process and causes little to no discomfort in most patients.
What is involved in root canal therapy?
In this procedure, your dentist will numb the tooth and surrounding area. The dentist will create an opening through the crown of the tooth into the dental pulp chamber. Through this hole, your dentist will gently remove the diseased dental pulp from inside the tooth. The empty dental canal and pulp chamber that leads to the tooth root will then be thoroughly cleaned and checked to ensure that all of the diseased tooth matter has been removed. Once this is done, your dentist will fill the pulp chamber and place a temporary filling over the hole.
During your second appointment, the temporary filling that was put into place during your procedure will be replaced, either with a permanent filling or a dental crown. Which dental restoration you receive will depend on your personal preference and the tooth’s location within the mouth. If you choose to have a filling placed, you will have the option of using a more traditional dental amalgam or a filling made from tooth-colored dental composite materials.
After your root canal
Be sure to carefully follow any aftercare instructions provided by your dentist following your procedure.
Call 214-328-3595 to schedule your root canal appointment in Dallas, Texas with Buckner Family Dental. We look forward to hearing from you!