A root canal is a treatment that involves removing your infected tooth pulp. Your tooth pulp is made using connective tissues, nerves, and blood vessels that together help your teeth grow. When you suffer from tooth decay, the infection reaches the pulp and damages it severely. It leads to a lot of pain, discomfort and also causes swelling.
We perform root canal treatment not only to remove your infected pulp but also to save your teeth from extraction.
What are the Causes of Damaged Pulp?
- Your tooth pulp may get damaged because of an untreated cavity.
- In many cases, multiple procedures on the same tooth make it vulnerable to severe decay and infection.
- Your tooth pulp may also get damaged because of a chip or crack.
- Sometimes, injury to your teeth also damages your pulp, even when the teeth do not crack completely.
What are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment?
- A root canal treatment helps you get rid of severe pain and discomfort you may experience in your teeth.
- The treatment is long-lasting and saves your teeth from further infection.
- Root canal treatment protects your neighboring teeth from decay.
- When we treat your infected teeth with root canal therapy, it improves your natural chewing abilities.
- A root canal is a safe procedure to opt for.
How is Root Canal Performed?
During your visit, we will carry out your dental examination to check the severity of the infection in your teeth. We may take your X-rays and other scans. We will place some numbing medication on your gum near the affected teeth. After it has taken effect, we will inject a local anesthetic so that you do not have to go through pain or discomfort throughout the procedure.
We will make a small opening on the top of your teeth to expose the decay. Using a dental tool known as files, we will remove all the decayed tissues. The step is followed by cleaning all the pathways. After removing the infected pulp, we will coat the area with an antibiotic to avoid reinfection.
We will fill and seal your teeth with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The opening that was made at the beginning of the procedure will be filled with a dental filling. We may also cover your teeth with a dental crown. You will be given painkillers and antibiotics for a quick recovery.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Primary Dental Clinic, Midland, TX, call (432) 570-7080 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 4519 N Garfield St., Suite 16A, Midland, TX 79705.