• Mary Swift, D.D.S. | General Dentist
  • Terrel Myers, D.D.S. | General Dentist
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Root Canal Therapy – Dallas, TX

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Overview

Root canal therapy treats infections and abscesses inside the tooth, which includes the pulp chamber and nerves. Signs of a dental pulp infection include chronic sensitivity in the teeth caused by extreme temperatures, tooth discoloration, and gum swelling or tenderness. At Dallas Laser Dentistry, Dr. Mary Swift and Dr. Terrel Myers perform root canal therapy to clean and seal the infected tooth to stop pain and save the tooth from further damage.

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An infected tooth root canal or pulp chamber may be caused by an injury to the tooth, another dental procedure, a deep untreated cavity, and more. If you do not get root canal therapy, you will continue to have pain and swelling and eventually, the tooth may need to be removed instead of repaired.

What to Expect

Root canal therapy is usually performed over 1 - 3 visits. During these appointments, Dr. Swift or Dr. Myers will completely remove all diseased pulp before cleaning and sealing the tooth’s pulp chamber and root canal to prevent further disease and infection. The level of anesthesia and sedation used will depend on the patient’s level of anxiety and the extent of the procedure.

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Home Care?

Patients should be careful to brush their teeth twice a day, floss, and visit Dallas Laser Dentistry for regular dental exams and cleaning after they have had root canal therapy. The affected tooth does not need any special treatment, but patients should take good care of their teeth to avoid another root canal treatment. As long as the root of the treated tooth and its surrounding tissue remain healthy, there should be no need to remove or replace the tooth.

Dental Pulp?

Dental pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that includes nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Since pulp cannot repair itself, the tooth will die if left untreated. Most problems start when a tooth has a crack or cavity that becomes infected with bacteria because it was not properly treated and sealed.

How Painful?

Thanks to the modern dentistry and sedation techniques used at Dallas Laser Dentistry, getting root canal therapy is no longer a scary, painful process. Most patients resume their regular activities the day after their treatment with over the counter pain medications to manage any pain.

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