At Midland Family Dentistry root canals are performed by our Midland dentists in order to rescue damaged teeth and keep them from having to be extracted.
What is a Root Canal?
In a root canal is a procedure dentists remove diseased substances (blood vessels, nerves and other tissues) from the inside of a tooth that has been damaged. Without a root canal, damaged teeth will die and have to be extracted.
Your dentist will start the process by removing diseased tissue from the tooth. Then they go on to disinfect and clean the inner chamber and fill it with medicated material to prevent the development of any infections. To finish the procedure, they will usually cap the tooth with a dental restoration, such as a dental crown.
Benefits of a Root Canal
A root canal treatment helps save your natural tooth, alleviate your symptoms, save your, and limit the requirements for more extensive dental work in the future.
By taking the bacteria and decay out of your inner tooth, your dentist can help stop the infection from spreading and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
Lots of patients that have had root canals experience minimal discomfort or pain and enjoy a restored tooth. With proper care, most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
If you are suffering from any of the following symptoms or signs contact us today. Our dental team can diagnose the problem and provide you with treatment options.
- Severe toothache pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums