Root Canal Therapy
Is your tooth infected or abscessed? If so, you may require root canal treatment. With a root canal, we can help you retain your natural tooth for years to come.
Root Canal Treatment
A root canal is a type of restorative treatment aimed at removing infection and allowing you to keep your natural tooth. Unfortunately when bacteria migrates its way to the middle of your tooth and reaches the nerve the tooth dies. The body’s immune system is unable to clear the infection and the result is one of two options: root canal or extraction. To perform a root canal, Dr. Hobbs will remove the infected pulp. A filling material called gutta percha is placed to seal the inside of the tooth. In many instances the root canal is followed by a composite filling or beautiful dental crown.
You should choose a root canal treatment if your dentist diagnoses you with an infected tooth. Root canal treatment provides you with the only available treatment to preserve a tooth and prevent the need for extraction. By treating the existing infection, you minimize the potential of bacteria spreading to the adjacent teeth. Benefits of root canal therapy include:
- Eliminate or decrease pain immediately
- Numerous tooth replacement options are available to help ensure your smile remains beautiful after treatment
- Prevents the need for tooth removal and replacement
- Avoids discomfort and swelling
Is Root Canal Treatment Right For Me?
Root canal treatment is the right choice for individuals with infected teeth. Unlike other restorative treatments, such as fillings, a root canal provides a solution that helps prevent tooth loss. If you have questions regarding anesthesia options or the treatment itself, then schedule an appointment by calling DentaCare in Longview, TX, at (903) 215-8223.