What is a root canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that is needed to relieve pain and save a tooth from extraction.
If decay is not treated, it can quickly spread and penetrate the inner portion of your tooth. This part of your tooth contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and becomes very painful when infected.
At this point, you are in danger of losing the tooth if we don’t act quickly. First, Dr. Amara will numb the area to be treated so you don’t feel anything. Next, she makes a small hole in the tooth to access the infected pulp. Using state-of-the-art technology, she gently clears away the infection, then fills and seals the tooth. A tooth can become brittle after root canal treatment, so we recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen it.
We understand that many people are intimidated by the root canal procedure. But it’s important to remember that the pain in your tooth started with the infection, not the procedure. You may feel some sensitivity a day or two after treatment, but the cause of the excruciating pain will be gone.
A root canal is a vital dental procedure that restores and protects your oral health. If you have a problematic tooth, please call our Frisco dental office. The sooner we can see you, the sooner we can provide you with the relief you need.