Root Canal Therapy
Perhaps one of the most well-known endodontic treatments, root canal therapy is something that many people fear. However, we would like to change how people think of root canal therapy through education and patient awareness. Over the years there have been numerous, monumental advancements in dental technology, which have dramatically impacted the way in which we perform various procedures, such as root canal therapy. At Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, you can expect no pain dentistry services, which even applies to our root canal therapy.
As humans, we expect our teeth to last a lifetime. However, sometimes life gets in the way and damage occurs to a tooth, whether from trauma, decay, or a deep cavity that causes the tooth to crack. When the inside of a tooth becomes infected, it can damage the pulp of the tooth – or the network of blood vessels and nerves inside the tooth that keep it healthy. When this damaged pulp goes undetected or untreated, it can lead to a debilitating infection that can damage the bone around the tooth in some instances. In the event the damaged tooth does become infected, it is of the utmost importance that you contact one of the most well-reputed and best dentists in Dallas, Dr. Anup Naik. Over the last 10 years Dr. Naik has been considered a leader in cosmetic and family dentistry, striving to work closely with his patients to ensure they understand the state of their dental health and the treatments that may be necessary to correct a problem.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
First and foremost, root canal therapy involves opening up the tooth, removing the damaged pulp, and then cleaning, shaping, filling, and sealing the tooth. The extent of the treatment will depend on just how much infection there is and how far it has advanced. During root canal therapy, Dr. Naik will remove the diseased pulp prior to cleaning and sealing the tooth. In the event the infected pulp is not removed, it can lead to pain and swelling (as mentioned briefly above), which will in turn result in the entire tooth having to be removed. This is why it is so important that you take a proactive approach to your dental health, specifically when a root canal may be in order.
Again, through advanced technology, root canal therapy is not nearly as scary of a procedure as many people think. A perfectionist, Dr. Naik is committed to using only the latest and highest quality instruments and techniques for all general, cosmetic, and preventative dentistry procedures, including root canal therapy.
There are many reasons why an individual may be in need of root canal therapy in Las Colinas. Here is a look at a few of the most common causes of infected pulp tissue, indicating the need for root canal therapy:
- A deep cavity
- A broken, chipped, or cracked tooth
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
- Repetitive dental procedures, resulting in damage to the tooth
Keep in mind these are just a handful of the most common causes of infection. Your Irving dentist may recommend root canal therapy for some other reason, which is why it is important you keep communication lines open and listen to his opinion. Dr. Naik has your best interests in mind and is committed to doing everything he can to ensure you not only understand your teeth, but know why certain treatments and procedures may be necessary in order to improve your overall health.
There are many reasons why an individual may need root canal therapy, such as swelling and irritation around the gum tissue, signs of infection, tooth discoloration, and pain. To learn more about our Las Colinas root canal services, please contact Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas today.