Root Canal Therapy – Marshall, TX
Relieving Your Pain and Improving Your Oral Health
A toothache can create some of the most intense and distracting pain imaginable. Fortunately, Dr. Parker and our team are here to help you find relief. After we examine you, we may determine that you could benefit from root canal therapy in Marshall. This advanced service can end your pain, save your tooth from extraction, and contribute to improved oral health. Read on below to learn more about this remarkable treatment.
Why Choose Marshall Denture Clinic for Root Canal Therapy?
- Dentist with Decades of Experience
- Sedation Available
- Potentially Prevent an Extraction
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
The root canal is the area in a tooth’s root that contains its pulp (a soft substance that houses nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues). When damage or infection affects the pulp, it may be necessary to perform root canal therapy.
Here are a few signs that you might benefit from this treatment:
- You have a throbbing, extremely painful toothache.
- A tooth is darker than the ones around it.
- You have a pimple-like bump on your gums.
- There is visible damage to a tooth.
In some cases, root canal therapy is necessary even when no pain is present. This may be the case if the nerve inside the tooth has died.
The Root Canal Process
First, our team takes steps to ensure patient comfort. We will numb the tooth and, if necessary, administer sedation. Once we begin working, you should feel little to nothing, aside from a bit of pressure.
To treat the tooth, we use special tools to access its pulp. Then, we clean out the damaged and infected tissues. This includes removing the tooth’s nerve. Next, we fill in the tooth with an inert material known as gutta percha to help it maintain its structure.
In most cases, a tooth that has undergone root canal therapy should receive a crown to help it function as optimally as possible.
The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal
Some of the top potential benefits of allowing your dentist in Marshall to perform root canal therapy include:
- Comfortable treatment. In the past, root canal therapy was largely regarded as a painful treatment. Today, though, many patients remark that it feels like getting a small filling.
- Prevent an extraction. This can spare you from a gap in your smile and save you money because you won’t have to pay for tooth replacement later on.
- Reliable results. Most root canals are successful and provide a lifetime of pain-free function for the treated tooth.
- Dr. Parker can place a lifelike metal-free crown on the tooth so no one will know it ever had a problem.