Root Canal In Porter, TX
These two dreaded words keep many people from going to the dentist to seek treatment because of all the horror stories they’ve heard about intolerably painful root canals. It is not uncommon to see a patient cringe when we explain that root canal therapy will be needed to save a tooth. Root canal therapy is usually the means of relieving a patients pain from an infected tooth.
What is Root Canal Treatment (RCT)?
To understand Root Canal treatment, it helps to know something about the anatomy of the tooth. Inside the tooth, under the white enamel and a hard layer called the dentin, is a soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp consists of three elements which are blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. It creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during its development. The pulp stretches from the crown of the tooth to the edge of the roots where it attaches to the tissues surrounding the root. The pulp is valuable during tooths growth and development. However, once a tooth is fully developed, it can endure without the pulp, because the tooth resumes being nourished by the tissues around it.
Why would I need (RCT) Procedure?
It is important to get a root canal treatment when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can have several causes: deep decay repeated the dental process on one tooth or a chip in the tooth.
How does Root Canal Treatment Save The Tooth?
The dentist will remove the infected pulp, and carefully clean and shape the inside of the canal, a channel inside the root, will then fill and seal the space. Afterward, the dentist will place a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to function like before. After the restoration, the tooth will continue to function like any other tooth.
What are the signs that result in Root Canal Treatment?
When you begin to experience signs of pain, extreme sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to chewing and touch, discolored teeth, drainage, swelling and tenderness in the lymph nodes and nearby bone and gingival tissues.
Why Choose Porter Smiles Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
Our team at Porter smiles dental are experts at stress-free tooth repairs. We use the latest dental technology to perform root canal therapy that is effective and pain-free for our patients.