A root canal or endodontic treatment helps to heal a damaged tooth and save it from complete deterioration. Root canals are common, and they can relieve any of your pain and inflammation.
Inside your tooth, underneath the enamel and dentin, is soft tissue called pulp. This tissue is fed by blood vessels and nerves that root your tooth during the early stages of its development.
If the tooth becomes infected, your Sunrise dentist must remove the pulp to save the tooth. The removal of this tissue is the essence of a root canal procedure.
In most cases, a root canal can be completed in 1-2 appointments.
You might not know you need a root canal until your dentist detects inflammation or infection in the tooth. Some symptoms that may occur in the tooth are:
You might also experience swelling in the gum tissue that surrounds the tooth or neighboring teeth. Some patients experience no symptoms at all.
At Sunrise Dental, your provider performs root canals with local or general anesthesia, so you won't feel pain during the procedure. After your root canal, it’s common to experience slight pain or tenderness, but this can be managed easily with over-the-counter pain medication.
The main advantage of getting a root canal is that it’s an alternative to losing your tooth. A root canal also:
A diseased tooth can cause your bite to become misaligned or influence the way you chew or speak; a root canal fixes those problems before they worsen.
To schedule a consultation with one of the Sunrise Dental practitioners, book an appointment online.
At Sunrise Dental of Arlington, we are dedicated to our patients' dental health. We accept most PPO insurances to make sure that all of our patients are covered. If your insurance is not listed or if you have any questions, please call our office to see how we can partner with you.
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