Hearing that you need a root canal treatment may be news that sound scary, but with modern technology, the words no longer need to be intimidating. It can often be the last chance to give your tooth to be saved from extraction. A root canal treatment helps repair a tooth when decay or damage has reached the inner pulp of your tooth. A broken tooth can cause damage to reach the inside of your tooth in an instant. Decay moves within your tooth more slowly, but steadily, if not treated early enough. An infection can form inside the tooth once the inner tissue has been affected. An infection can cause quite a bit of pain, and it can also spread to other parts of the body. 

To Disinfect Infection and Treat Inflammation

A root canal treatment also referred to as endodontic therapy. The treatment is a process that eliminates bacteria, infection, and any damaged nerves from inside the tooth. Once any and all of the infected pulp and decay is removed, the tooth will be sterilized and sealed with a filling material. The treatment can cause relief to any inflammation inside the tooth, along with clearing away infection.

To Restore the Tooth

Once a cavity has gotten so severe to have reached the inner pulp, it is likely that the outer layers, enamel and dentin, of the tooth have lost structural integrity. Damage like a chip or crack can be large enough to expose the inner pulp and cause the need for a root canal. When a root canal treatment removes diseased parts of the tooth, the tooth can be left vulnerable. A crown can offer protection by restoring the tooth’s appearance and function. The crown can protect the tooth from future damage. With good oral hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, a crown can last a lifetime.

A root canal treatment can save your tooth

If you have an infected or damaged tooth, a root canal treatment can restore it. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dentist Associates in Mansfield, TX, call (817) 473-6227. We treat patients from the Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, and Midlothian areas