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 Root Canal


 

What Is A Root Canal?

Root canal treatments are performed to prevent or cure an infection located in the bones adjacent to the roots of the teeth. This procedure aims to eliminate the bacteria as the defense system of your teeth can only take so much. Worst case scenario, if the bacteria is too severe, it can cause significant damage to the tissue.  

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


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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.



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Root Canal Symptoms
Pain is one major way of knowing if you are in need of 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.

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!

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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.

 

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Listed below are some symptoms you may experience if you are needing an endodontics treatment:

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




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 leading to an 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.
  




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Why Should I Visit A Garland Endodontist?
There are many reasons why you should visit an endodontist in Garland rather than a general dentist for your root canal therapy. While general dentists do have some training in treating root canals, Endodontists have specialized in the treatment. For example, they have undergone comprehensive training for two to three years after completing dental school to specialize in endodontics specifically. Furthermore, endodontic treatments are more often than not complex. As a matter of fact, most general dentists refer root canal treatments to Endodontists! 

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Are Root Canals Painful?
The short answer is no! Thanks to modern technology and anesthesia, root canal treatments are as common as regular visits to the dentist! 

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Are Their Other Treatments Rather Than A Root Canal?
If your dentist feels that you need a root canal treatment, there is always the option of having the tooth extracted if you give consent. However, a root canal’s purpose is to save the infected tooth.

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