The Root Canal Process
Have you ever wondered about root canals and what to expect during the process? You’re not alone. If you think you need a root canal in the 78660 area, we are here to help!
Root canals are not as painful or scary as you might have heard. In fact, with today’s technology, you can expect them to feel the same as a filling. We always make sure our patients are comfortable when it comes to any treatment we offer and if you have concerns about how your treatment will feel, we are here to reassure you and give you a comfortable experience.
First, our dentist will clear out any bacteria and infection from the root of your tooth. We use precision instruments for accuracy and comfort. Next, our dentist will place medication to assist with healing any disease or residual infection. This is also essential in the prevention of continued infection.
We will fill your root’s canal with a rubber-like material and place a temporary filling. We allow your body time to heal and will check your tooth again in a couple of weeks. You will probably experience a touch of sensitivity as you heal, but this will subside.
Once the healing process is complete, we will recommend a permanent restoration to seal your tooth. In most cases, a crown will be the best choice because it adds stability to your root canal tooth, which may become brittle after treatment.
If you are wondering why we go through all the trouble to save your tooth, it is because tooth loss can lead to many other oral conditions that put your smile and your health at risk.
For a root canal in Texas, contact one of our locations in Pflugerville or Marble Falls for a dental appointment today!