If a tooth receives extensive damage, the inner pulp or nerve of the tooth can become infected. If this happens, Dr. Mark Hughen may recommend root canal therapy to preserve your tooth. Previously, root canals have been known to be a painful procedure, but with the modern technology and experience that we have in Primary Dental Clinic, we can reduce any discomfort and ensure that you receive effective successful treatment. We invite you to contact our office at 432-570-7080 if you have questions about receiving a root canal in Midland, Texas, and to schedule your appointment with our caring, gentle dentist.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.
Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentist and entire team work hard to provide you with a pleasant and comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.