Root Canal

Think you may need a root canal? A root canal procedure is often the last line of defense for saving a badly infected or decayed tooth. When a tooth has sustained serious injury or tooth decay, it can become infected and a painful abscess can form at the root. The goal of a root canal procedure is to remove the infected tissue and restore function to the tooth while eliminating pain.

About Our Root Canal

While the words “root canal” have a negative connotation, the procedure is very common and is now easier than ever thanks to modern technological advancements. The root canal itself is a tiny channel that runs down to the root of your tooth. When a tooth becomes infected, the infection can spread through these tiny channels and affect the pulp of your tooth.

During root canal procedure, your Crystal Falls, TX dentist will go into the tooth and clean out any decay or infected tissue. He or she will then fill the remaining gaps with a putty-like substance and cover the tooth with a crown, removing the pain and allowing you to use the tooth normally.

Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection

While these symptoms don’t guarantee that you have a root canal infection, here are some things to watch out for:

  • Pain or throbbing in the tooth, especially when attempting to chew
  • Tooth sensitivity, such as sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Tooth injury
  • A noticeable abscess at the root of your tooth
  • Extreme tooth decay

If you think you might need a root canal, Renken Dentistry is here for you. Call our office to make an appointment today!


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