Root Canal Therapy – Fort Worth, TX
When the nerve tissue inside of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal therapy is typically the best treatment solution. Through root canal therapy in Fort Worth, TX, we are able to save the outer portion of a natural tooth by removing the unhealthy tissue that is found on the inside. This procedure is often the only treatment alternative for a tooth that would otherwise need to be permanently removed. We believe that preserving a natural tooth is generally the best choice, since removing it can ultimately lead to more costly and significant dental problems in the future.
Why Choose Hulen Crossing Family Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
- 3 Dental Sedation Methods Offered
- Dentist with 30+ Years of Experience
- We Proudly Accept Dental Insurance
Why Do You Need a Root Canal?
The following signs and symptoms could indicate the need for root canal therapy:
- A bump, pimple, or abscess on the gums
- A tooth that is very sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
- A severe or acute toothache
- Swelling or inflammation around the jaws or teeth
- An abscess or lesion that has been detected on a dental X-ray
The Process of Getting
a Root Canal
The root canal procedure may require one or more treatments by an endodontist or a general dentist.
The affected tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic, and the nerve tissue and any area of tooth decay will be gently removed through a small opening through the top of the tooth. Once the tissue has been removed, the space will be sterilized to eliminate bacteria and filled with a medicated dental material. The access opening will be permanently sealed, and the tooth will be stabilized until a permanent crown can be prepared.
The root canal procedure and the appropriate permanent restoration will prevent the tooth from breaking and fully restore its function.
Modern root canal therapy is performed with advanced technology and precision instrumentation. Local anesthetics and pain relievers enable us to perform the procedure in a manner that is comfortable and easily tolerated by our patients. If you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms listed above, please contact our dental office immediately to schedule a clinical consultation.