When do I need root canal therapy?

Many patients associate dental treatments as painful and uncomfortable, leaving numerouspatients afraid to have necessary dental work completed. Fortunately, certain procedures that have gotten a bad rap in the past are actually helpful in treating pain and discomfort. A perfect example is root canal therapy. Dr. Stanley Ngo and his team at SK2 Dental in Dallas, Texas, can educate you on the advantages of root canal treatment by learning more about the procedure and its goals.

Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy, also referred to as endodontic therapy or treatment, is a specialized procedure performed to address an infected tooth in the smile. The goal of root canal treatment is to remove the infection from inside the tooth and to avoid permanent tooth extraction. During this procedure, Dr. Ngo will drill into your tooth to access the root canals, clean away any infection present, shape the canals, fill them with a material made up of biocompatible components, and then seal them to avoid further infection.

Is root canal therapy painful?

The most commonly asked question about root canal treatment is about discomfort. Many patients who are in pain due to an infection will find that root canal therapy will treat the infected tooth and eliminate the pain. The procedure is performed with proper sedation and anesthetics for patient comfort, so there is no need to be fearful of this procedure!

What are the advantages of having root canal therapy?

The primary advantage of undergoing root canal therapy is that it allows you to keep your natural teeth instead of extracting them due to an infection or decay. When treated early on and with proper aftercare, root canal treatments have high success rates and often last for many years with care and attention. Our dental team will monitor the health and function of the tooth when patients regularly visit for their cleanings and examinations.

Call SK2 Dental today!

Call (469) 331-5444 to connect with Dr. Stanley Ngo and his team at 9780 Walnut St Suite 188, in Dallas, TX. Life is great with a beautiful smile!