Root canal therapy sounds scarier than it actually is. A lot of anxious people have given root canals a bad reputation because the procedure seems complicated and traumatic. In actuality, root canal therapy is a fairly simple procedure that is performed all the time by your experienced White Settlement dentists. Root canal therapy is one of the best ways to relieve the pain of an infected tooth while keeping the natural tooth intact and healthy. By removing the infected area, your smile get’s to remain the same and you avoid other more invasive and costly treatments such as tooth extractions and dental implants.
Every tooth has a layer of soft tissue (pulp) where your nerves run from the root to the crown. Deep decay or a crack can allow bacteria to penetrate the pulp and cause infection. The symptoms of this infection are usually very painful and can cause swelling, abscesses, tooth loss, and even damage to the surrounding jawbone if not taken care of. At White Settlement Family Dentistry, we take pride in conservative dental care that focuses on keeping all of your natural teeth, which is exactly what root canal therapy allows us to do.