Crowley Root Canal Therapy
Providing Quality Endodontic Treatment
One of the dental procedures which are most feared is root canal therapy. There are many common misconceptions out there about root canals regarding the way they are performed and how painful they are. While root canals are not a walk in the park, an experienced and caring Crowley dentist can make the experience relatively painless and quick. At Stone Oak Family Dental, we are dedicated to making the procedure as comfortable as possible for you if we have diagnosed that you are in need of a root canal.
Safely Performing Root Canals in Crowley
Commonly confused with extractions, a root canal does not remove the tooth. Instead, it essentially removes the nerve inside of the tooth which has become decayed, infected or damaged. The sooner you treat damaged nerves in your teeth with root canal therapy, the better. If an area is left with some type of decay or trauma without being treated, it can lead to the loss of the tooth or even bone loss. Fortunately, root canal therapy can help to prevent complicated issues and relieve existing pain.
A few symptoms that you may need a root canal include:
- Gums which are tender or swollen
- Teeth which have become discolored
- New sensitivity to hot/cold or severe pain
- Pimples which reoccur on the gums
- Consistently reddened gums
Root Canal Therapy Procedure
Many years ago before dental technology became more advanced, root canal therapy was more painful and often required multiple visits. Thankfully, root canals can now be completed in one visit with an experienced Crowley dentist. The procedure is relatively straightforward and involves a few basic steps. First, the damaged pulp is removed and the canal is cleaned out thoroughly. Then it is sealed off and a crown will be placed over the tooth to prevent further damage.
Contact our office today at (817) 631-2388 to learn more about root canal therapy.