A root canal can be a relatively painless procedure if your tooth is not too infected.
The dentists in Sachse are prepared to help alleviate any of your dental anxiety and pain you may have when it comes to a toothache.
Let’s review what a root canal is and how to properly care for your teeth.
What is a root canal?
A root canal therapy is also known as endodontic treatment. This is when your Sachse dentist removes the decay on your tooth as well as the internal portion of your tooth. When your nerves and blood vessels have been removed your dentist will fill it with an inert substance.
Many people say that after their root canal they are so happy because they no longer experience pain. The discomfort before a root canal can be intense therefore the peace you feel after can be amazing.
Why might you need a root canal?
Root canal therapy is common in America. Many patients have gone through this process and here are a few reasons you may need a root canal treatment.
- Lingering tooth pain that does not seem to go away.
- Large decay on your tooth that you can visibly see.
- Big fracture of your tooth either recently or in the past.
What is the root canal process?
In order to confirm your tooth needs a root canal we will take radiographs and various exams to make sure your tooth is in fact needing of a root canal.
Many dentists will start and finish the root canal in the same day but sometimes we may need to bring you back to finish it in case the cavity was very large. Either way you will likely need a dental crown after the root canal process.