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Root Canal Therapy – Carrollton, TX

Pain Relief When You Need It Most

Has one of your teeth developed an infection? You may need root canal treatment. Dr. Caballeros can help relieve your pain and discomfort while saving your tooth from further damage with a root canal. During root canal treatment, the infected nerve and all other traces of the infection will be removed from the tooth. Then, we will fill your tooth with a special substance known as Gutta-percha and place a protective crown over the tooth as an added layer of protection to restore the function of the tooth. Once we’re finished, your tooth will be restored to its previous health and beauty.

Why Choose On Point Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
  • Sedation Dentistry Makes Every Procedure Comfortable
  • Flexible Payment Options

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Animation of the inside of the tooth

A root canal is needed to treat an infected tooth. Tooth decay causes the inside of the tooth known as the pulp to become infected. The pulp contains connective tissue, nerves, and blood vessels that are vital to keeping a tooth nourished. However, when these become damaged by infection, the tooth cannot survive. Not to mention, the infection can begin to spread, wreaking havoc in your mouth.

You need to remove the infection to save the tooth and to prevent any additional complications from occurring. Once the infection and damaged tissue have been removed, the pain and discomfort will be resolved, allowing you to regain your ability to bite and chew while decreasing sensitivity. Using the latest advancements in dentistry, we will repair the tooth to give it a natural appearance while restoring its function.

The Root Canal Procedure

Model of the inside of the tooth

During the procedure to fix an infected tooth, the inflamed and infected pulp will be removed, as well as any additional damaged tissue. The tooth is then cleaned and disinfected prior to using a rubber-like material to fill and seal the inside of the tooth. Then, a custom-made crown or filling is placed over the tooth to protect the tooth from additional damage. This will also allow you to regain the function of the tooth for improved chewing.

Once you’ve had your procedure, it’s normal to have some tenderness in the area for a couple of days as your body heals. The discomfort can easily be relieved using over-the-counter pain and anti-inflammatory medications. While you’re healing, it’s best not to eat hard or crunchy foods. You’ll continue to care for your repaired tooth just as you care for your other teeth with regular brushing and flossing. If your dentist used a temporary filling material, you may need to follow extra restrictions while you wait for your permanent crown to be placed.

What to Expect After a Root Canal

Woman receiving dental treatment

With the proper treatment for an infected tooth, your tooth restoration will last just as long as your other natural teeth with the right care. We will check your root canal at each visit to ensure the crown is firmly held in place and hasn’t experienced any damage. In addition, we may use periodical X-rays to ensure the proper healing has occurred.

Don’t let the pain and discomfort of a tooth infection ruin your day. Call On Point Dentistry today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Caballeros.