Designed to Help Save Your Tooth
The inside of your tooth is called the pulp. When it gets infected or inflamed, the nerves inside it may cause you discomfort. And if left untreated, the infection may spread to other parts of your mouth. To help address this issue, we may recommend a root canal treatment.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of treating the infected parts of a tooth’s pulp and restoring the tooth’s health and integrity. When you visit us for a root canal treatment, we’ll begin by using dental technology to accurately locate the area needing treatment. We will then use a local anesthesia to numb the area. We will also offer you the option of dental sedation. During the treatment, we will remove the infected parts from the pulp, place a filling in it, seal it, and cover the tooth with a dental crown to help further protect it.
Other Reasons for the Treatment
Root canal therapy may offer more of a preventive measure than a restorative one for damaged teeth. Even if they are not yet infected, removing exposed pulp tissues may help reduce the risk that a cracked, fractured, or broken tooth will become internally infected, which may lead to the need for a tooth extraction.
Treatment for Children
If your child experiences infected pulp tissues in his or her primary teeth, we may recommend a pulpotomy, which involves removing and sealing an inflamed pulp chamber. It is not as extensive as a root canal treatment. A pulpotomy removes infection without compromising the development and growth of the permanent tooth underneath it.
Schedule Your Root Canal Treatment with Us
Our root canal treatment is designed to help save and restore your tooth to its natural function. To schedule an appointment, call Columbia Dental & Orthodontics in East Dallas, TX today at (214) 827-8000. We proudly serve patients from around the DFW area, including Garland, Mesquite, Oak Cliff, and all surrounding communities.