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Root Canal Therapy – Kaufman, TX

The Treatment That Saves Your Tooth

Over 14 million people around the world undergo a root canal every year, meaning it is one of the most common dental procedures. Although it is relatively simple to carry out, the benefits of root canal therapy in Kaufman can be enormous, as it can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted and replaced with an implant or denture. Inside your teeth is what’s known as pulp- blood vessels which the tooth grows around. Unfortunately, this pulp can become infected due to all manner of reasons, whether that’s decay, a crack or chip in the tooth, or even too many dental procedures being performed on that particular tooth. Pulp infection can be painful, and is characterized by swelling or a sensitivity to hot or cold food and drink.

Why Choose Texas Dentistry for Root Canal Therapy?

How is a Root Canal Performed?

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Once the pulp becomes infected, the easiest way of treating it is to remove the affected area. This is a non-surgical procedure, so it can be completed by your dentist under just a local anesthetic. The dentist will drill into the tooth, remove the infected pulp, and clean the root canal, before sealing it up to prevent further infection. This is often completed in a single session, although depending on the extent of the infection, it may require another session. It may be the case that once the procedure has begun, the dentist will find that the damage is too extensive to save the tooth- in this case, you will be informed immediately. Once the root canal is complete, you should find that there is only a short recovery time before your mouth feels back to normal again.

What Happens After Treatment?

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After the root canal has been carried out, we will then arrange an appointment within the next couple of weeks to decide if any further restoration is needed. Complications are extremely rare after this sort of treatment, but you should keep up a diligent dental hygiene regime to prevent any further tooth decay and keep the rest of your teeth in top condition.

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