Root Canal Therapy

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What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Dr. Miller, Dr. Green and Dr. Hinds perform a root canal to treat an infected or necrotic (dying) nerve of a tooth. The nerve and pulp (the innermost layer of the tooth) may become infected or diseased if decay or damage reach into the inner layers of the tooth and may require a root canal. Common signs of tooth infection include:

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Root Canals Remedy Deep Dental Issues

Root canals treat a tooth with an infected or dying nerve which may eventually die, requiring extraction. In order to prevent this and to relieve the painful symptoms of tooth infection, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy. When the root canal is performed, this process disinfects the inside of the roots of the tooth, which is then filled and sealed to prevent further infection. After a root canal in Waco, TX is performed, the tooth is typically covered with a crown to prevent fracturing and maintain appearance. Properly maintained, teeth with root canals and crowns can last a lifetime. If you experience the above symptoms or any other forms of dental pain, we encourage you to contact Dr. Miller,  Dr. Green and  Dr. Hinds today at Creekwood Dental Arts.
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How Root Canals Save Teeth

If the pulp inside your tooth roots becomes infected, this and the bacteria inside the canal must be removed to save your tooth and your overall health. During your root canal procedure in our Waco , TX practice, our dentist will first numb the treatment site with local anesthetic. You won’t feel any pain, though you may experience slight pressure as we complete the procedure. Many patients compare our root canals to having a cavity filled!

We’ll remove a portion of your tooth crown to gain access to the pulp chamber and clear out all the infection, bacteria, and damaged pulp and tissues. Disinfecting and cleaning the canals is the next step before filling them with a hardening material call gutta-percha. Your tooth will then be sealed to keep bacteria from entering the chamber and root canal. You’ll need a dental crown to ensure your tooth remains strong and functional after treatment.

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Benefiting from Root Canal Therapy

Once your root canal procedure is complete, you’ll be able to live a comfortable and functional life again without any tooth pain. We’ll provide the necessary instructions to ensure your recovery is fast and healthy. In general, you can expect the following benefits from treatment:

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