Root Canal (Endodontics)

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Root Canal (Endodontics) In Garland, Tx

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Root canal treatment can be scary. Mostly all our patients think of root canals as painful and an unnerving experience. Luckily, the pain and discomfort is usually felt before your root canal treatment, not after.

Getting A Root Canal Saves Your Natural Tooth

Chances are that whenever you go see our Garland endodontist, you’re in pain. Root canal pain can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to last forever. Endodontists specialize in the treatment of root canals, which in turn means they work on the soft tissue of your teeth, also known as the pulp. Their extensive and specialized training means they are more than qualified to be able to save your natural tooth while also getting rid of your pain.

Whenever you hear the term “root canal”, your dentist may be referring to two things. One being the inner part of your teeth, the root canal, or a root canal treatment. For the most part, root canal treatment is associated with pain due to the inner soft-tissue part of your tooth being inflamed or infected. Inflammation and pain work hand in hand; however, treatment will alleviate the pain and inflammation.

Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment is meant to save your natural teeth. If you hear your dentists inform you that you need a root canal treatment, this means your natural tooth may be savable, and you’ll be out of pain soon!

Root Canal Symptons

Pain is one major ways of knowing if you are need of a root canal treatment. However, in some cases you might not even have any pain. Your dentist will be able to inform you if you are in need of a root canal.

Listed below are some symptoms you may experience if you are needing a root canal treatment:

  • Severe Pain
  • Sensitivity
  • Darkening of Your Teeth
  • Pain and Swelling of Your Gums
  • Tenderness to Touch or Chewing

Root Canal Causes

The inner part of your tooth is made up of soft tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels also known as the pulp, and root canals – the part of the pulp cavity that goes through the root of your tooth. Whenever this area becomes swollen or infected, you will need a root canal treatment. Any inflammation or infection of the pulp will cause pain.

Damage: If your tooth is severely damaged or cracked, it leaves the inner part of your tooth more susceptible to further damage or infection. Any damage to your pulp may deem it necessary to have endodontic treatment.

Decay: Untreated tooth decay can lead to a much more severe infection causing an infection in the living tissue in your root canals and lead to abscess. If however decay has reached your root canal, your endodontist will go into the inner part of your teeth and proceed to remove the decayed material from your root canals before sanitizing the area, thus getting rid of all the infected tissue.

Root canals don’t have a good reputation. Daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to your dentist can help minimize the necessity of a root canal treatment. Saving your natural tooth should be your priority. Endodontists specialize in keeping teeth and helping alleviate the pain.

Our experts at Optima Dentistry, a highly trusted root canal practice, have the skill and experience to treat your root canal and get you back out into the world as you should be – painless. Whenever you come with us, you can be assured that you are in the best hands.