While many people know that root canal therapy is sometimes needed to restore a person’s oral health, they can lack information the procedure’s purpose. That lack of understanding may make the idea of a root canal more intimidating, leading them to avoid treatment even when they have a tooth in poor health! At our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office, we are ready to help patients who are suffering from a problem that makes a root canal necessary. We can make sure that any discomfort is minimized when we perform treatment, and we can also take care to restore your tooth without changing your smile.

When Is It Necessary To Schedule Root Canal Therapy?

Root canals are performed on teeth that have become infected. This can happen when a cavity forms and is not treated in time, or when an injury causes problems within the tooth. While there are situations where a cavity cannot be properly treated without root canal therapy, it is not always necessary during restorative dental work. If you want to make yourself less likely to need this procedure, stay consistent with general dental appointments. At these visits, your dentist has the opportunity to look for early signs of tooth decay. If a cavity is found, it can be dealt with through the placement of a dental filling before decay is serious enough to call for a root canal.

What Does A Root Canal Involve?

During a root canal, your dentist will work carefully to gain access to your tooth’s pulp so damaged tissues and bacteria can be removed from it. Once that work is done, the pulp will be sealed to protect against further problems, then the tooth will be capped with a dental crown. In order to minimize discomfort, the area around your tooth is numbed – for those who have anxieties about dental treatment, we also offer dental sedation during treatment.

What Will Happen To My Tooth After A Root Canal Is Performed?

A tooth needs to be restored after root canal therapy. To make sure that yours remains safe after treatment, we will use a custom dental crown to keep it protected. Your crown can be made from one of many materials, including materials that actually match your tooth structure. Lifelike crowns are often used when patients need work done on a tooth that is visible when they smile.

Talk To Your Mansfield, TX Dentist About Root Canal Therapy

Our dental office is ready to restore the oral health of patients in and around Mansfield, TX who require root canal therapy. We can make sure that your procedure is effective while also minimizing any discomfort that you might feel in the course of your appointment. To find out more about our practice and services, you can reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227.