Root Canal Therapy
The words "root canal" are often cause for panicked sweating and nervous fidgeting. Truth be told, root canal therapy is a simple procedure that isn't too different than a filling. At Cashion Dental, we do our best to ensure you the most comfortable, stress-free experience possible.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure meant to remove infected pulp due to decay, ultimately saving the tooth. The pulp is located within the tooth, contains connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves. Rest assured that before we begin, we'll issue a local anesthetic.
To remove the infected pulp from inside the tooth, we'll need to create an opening. Once the infection is gone, we’ll clean and seal the remainder of the inner tooth. To further protect it, we will cap the biting surface with a same-day porcelain crown.
What are the Symptoms of an Infected Tooth?
An infected tooth usually has noticeable symptoms. Still, many folks don't catch issues before it's too late. By visiting us twice a year, we can give your teeth a thorough once-over, catching what you may have missed.
Here are some common signs:
- Swelling or tender gums
- Tooth pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Face swelling
- Bad breath (Halitosis)
What are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a last resort, oral wellness improvement. As long as we can save the tooth, that will be our main objective. If the infection is left untreated for too long, you may experience severe pain or tooth loss.
There is also a chance the infection could spread to other parts of the body. Furthermore, failure to chew your food adequately can result in digestive problems.
Luckily, you can prevent these from happening with a root canal procedure, leaving you with a healthy smile. Besides your reclaimed smile, you'll have a healthy, infection-free mouth.
Do You Need Root Canal Therapy in College Station?
Root canal therapy is a very effective and straightforward method of removing an infection from your tooth. If you're experiencing pain or other tooth infection symptoms, contact us today to schedule an appointment.