A root canal is a procedure that treats the inside of a tooth. It becomes necessary when a cavity infects a tooth’s interior, which can cause increased sensitivity and a whole lot of pain.
The technical word for a root canal is endodontic therapy. In short, it works like this: after an access hole is drilled in the surface of the infected tooth, the damaged interior, or pulp, is removed. The remaining tooth is thoroughly cleaned, filled, and sealed. A crown is placed over the whole thing to protect it, and provide a natural-looking appearance.
No one likes going to the dentist to begin with, and root canals have the reputation of being painful. In modern dentistry, root canals aren’t much different than having a cavities filled.
The Carrollton Dentist provides root canal therapy as part of our general dentistry. Along with checkups and cleanings we include oral cancer screenings. We also provide cosmetic dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.
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