Root Canal Therapy – Southlake, TX
Soothing Dental Pain and Saving Your Natural Teeth
A severe toothache that makes it impossible to live your life normally could be a warning sign of infected dental pulp. If this dental emergency isn’t treated, it could eventually spread to other parts of your mouth, and you might need to have the affected tooth extracted. The good news is that our team at Huckabee Dental has a way to put a stop to your pain without losing your tooth: expertly-performed root canal therapy. Call us today if you think this restorative treatment might be the key to saving your smile.
Why Choose Huckabee Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
- Same-Day Appointments for Emergencies
- Sedation for Nervous Patients
- Dental Insurance Accepted
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
This is not a question that you can answer by yourself. Our team will have to examine your tooth and gather more information about the situation before determining whether root canal therapy is your best option.
That being said, there are several symptoms that could indicate root canal therapy is needed. Please get in touch with us if:
- You have a tooth that is constantly in severe pain.
- You experience prolonged tooth sensitivity when eating something hot or cold.
- You feel a sharp pain when you bite down.
- You have a darkened tooth.
- There is a pimple-like bump on your gums.
- A wisdom tooth is threatening a patient’s long-term oral health.
The Root Canal Process
To perform a root canal, we need to make a small hole in your tooth. We can then take out the infected pulp and nerve. The inside of the tooth will be completely sanitized so that there aren’t any harmful bacteria remaining. Then gutta-percha is used to refill the tooth to help it retain its shape. We’ll complete the root canal process by sealing the tooth with a dental crown.
The idea that root canal therapy is a painful procedure is a false one. We’ll keep your mouth numb with a local anesthetic so that all you feel during the root canal process is some occasional pressure. Any discomfort you experience after the procedure should be manageable with the help of medication, and it should only take a few days for you to recover.
Following tooth removal, we can begin the process of planning to fill in the gap in your smile with a bridge or dental implant.
The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
Ignoring an infected tooth can have dire consequences for your smile and the rest of your body. But with root canal therapy, the infection can be removed before it has a chance to spread. Not only does this help you avoid severe systemic health issues, but it also makes it more likely that you will be able to keep your natural teeth.
Additionally, root canal therapy will allow you to find relief from any pain that was caused by your tooth infection, meaning you can eat all of your favorite foods without discomfort again. And since the crown used to restore the tooth will be made out of material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel, you won’t have to worry about appearances afterward.