Root Canal Therapy
Save Your Tooth and Stop Your Pain
If a tooth is giving you grief, Dr. Campbell can stop your pain with root canal therapy. When a tooth experiences major trauma or extensive decay, Dr. Campbell may recommend the treatment. The endodontic procedure is used to save an infected tooth from an extraction. While root canals in Carrollton have a bad reputation for being painful, new innovations in dentistry make them virtually pain-free. Dr. Campbell can stop your pain and restore your tooth, so it can last for a lifetime with the right aftercare.
Root Canal VS Extraction
Extracting a problematic tooth eliminates your pain at the source; however, it creates a long, new list of dental complications. Every tooth is essential to your oral health and functions. When even one is lost, you have an increased risk of cavities, gum disease, and additional tooth loss. Not to mention, you’ll need to invest in a prosthetic to fill the empty space.
A root canal prevents the complications of tooth loss by rehabilitating your smile. The procedure involves removing the inner layer of your tooth, called the pulp. This stops your pain and the infection.
Process of a Root Canal
After an initial consultation with your dentist in Carrollton, Dr. Campbell, you’re scheduled for your procedure. An anesthetic is used to ensure you don’t feel any pain or discomfort while the areas of damage and pulp are removed.
Dr. Campbell sterilizes your tooth before sealing it with a special material called gutta-percha. Often, Dr. Campbell will recommend bonding a dental crown over the tooth to provide an added layer of protection. It also enhances the tooth’s strength and function. We use all-ceramic materials to ensure it looks natural.
You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure, but it’s normal to experience some tenderness while you heal. It’s important to maintain your oral hygiene while you recover. You can use an over-the-counter pain reliever to manage your discomfit. It’s also best to stick to a soft diet for a few days until your tenderness subsides.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
Root canal therapy is one of the most common treatments in restorative dentistry; however, they are only recommended when there aren’t any other options to save a damaged tooth from an extraction. Dr. Campbell will need to perform a thorough consultation to determine if a root canal is necessary, but here are some signs you might need one:
- Darkening of the tooth
- Severe toothache
- Pain when placing pressure on a tooth
- Pimple-like bump appearing near the gum line
Stop Your Toothache with a Root Canal
If you have a toothache, don’t ignore it. Contact our office right away to schedule your consultation. Dr. Campbell will evaluate your tooth to ensure a root canal is right for you. Rest assured, you’ll benefit from advanced technology for superior results to restore a healthy, beautiful smile. Conveniently located in Carrollton, we serve residents from Plano, Lewisville, and across the metroplex.