Endodontics: Root Canal Therapy
in Heath, Texas
Endodontics is a field of dentistry dedicated to the dental pulp and root tissues of the tooth. Endodontic treatment, the most common of which is root canal therapy, is a relatively quick and comfortable procedure. It relieves pain and saves a tooth that would otherwise potentially require extraction. Your trusted team at Hummingbird Dental is committed to providing you with a safe, comfortable, and positive experience. You can always count on us for care that exceeds your expectations!
What is root canal therapy?
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment we use to repair and save a tooth with infected or inflamed pulp resulting from extensive decay, a crack, a large filling, injury due to trauma, or repeated dental procedures. The procedure involves carefully removing the pulp inside the tooth, and cleaning, disinfecting, and shaping the root canals. The last step is using a filling to seal the space. Following treatment, we will place a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and protect it from fracture or damage. Your restored tooth will look and function just like any other natural tooth.
Why is root canal therapy necessary?
Infected or inflamed tooth pulp, left untreated, can lead to many complications, including pain and swelling, an abscess, or even bone loss around the tooth’s root, which can potentially lead to tooth loss. Root canal therapy both relieves you of pain and helps maintain your natural tooth, which would otherwise require replacement using a restoration such as a bridge or a dental implant. A tooth that has undergone root canal therapy can last a lifetime with proper care.
What are the signs you need root canal therapy?
Symptoms that indicate the possible need for root canal therapy include severe pain when biting or chewing, a pimple-like bump on the gums, lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, and tenderness of the gums, deep decay or darkening of the gums, or tooth discoloration. In some cases, you may need root canal therapy but don’t show symptoms, so we encourage you to schedule your periodic dental exams and cleanings. We will diagnose and treat any concerns as they arise to prevent them from progressing.
Endodontic treatment near me
Contact Hummingbird Dental in Heath, TX, to learn more about our gentle root canal treatments. Our team is committed to providing exceptional, comfortable care at our state-of-the-art facility.
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