Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment designed to save teeth would otherwise need to be extracted. When the dental pulp, or nerves, inside a tooth becomes diseased, infected or damaged due to factors like deep cavities, fractures, or trauma, it can lead to discomfort and will eventually cause the tooth to die if left untreated. Root canals work to remove this damaged tissue so that you can continue using your original teeth without any issues.
The process of root canal therapy can typically be completed in one or two visits with our dentist. Dr. Quang Luong will first remove the infected or damaged pulp tissue, which effectively eliminates the source of pain and infection. Following this crucial step, the interior of the tooth is meticulously cleaned to remove any remaining debris and a medicated material is applied to help prevent reinfection. The tooth is then sealed to prevent further microbial invasion and then capped with a dental crown to fully restore its strength and help prevent any further damage.
One of the key benefits of root canal therapy is that it allows you to retain your natural tooth, preserving both your oral health and overall wellbeing. With diligent oral hygiene practices – such as regular brushing, flossing and routine checkups – your restored tooth can serve you well for a lifetime.
Call Care Dental Spa today at 254-773-0055 to learn more about the benefits of root canal therapy in Temple, Texas, and schedule your consultation with our experienced dentist.