Hearing the words “root canal” can strike fear into the heart of even the strongest individual. But honestly, it’s not as bad as you think. Root canals are a very conservative treatment for a tooth that might otherwise have to be extracted and then replaced with a prosthetic. And with today's advanced analgesics and technology, root canals are much more comfortable than they used to be.
Your teeth are made of several layers including a protective outer layer, called enamel, a secondary layer of dentin, and an inner pulp that is commonly referred to as the tooth “nerve.” The pulp chambers of your tooth branch off forming canals that provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs and rid itself of toxins through the bloodstream. A deep cavity, injury, or fracture can introduce infection, killing the pulp and increasing blood flow to the tooth, creating painful pressure. If left untreated, chances are, you’ll lose your tooth.
We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a biologically inert substance, seal it from further infection, and you're on your way. Many times, we’re able to complete the treatment in a single appointment. You might notice slight swelling and tenderness after the procedure, but you’ll leave our Weatherford office with instructions on how to ease discomfort with over-the-counter pain relief medications.
We want you to keep your natural smile for as long as possible, and for that reason, we offer root canal therapy at our Weatherford family dental office. If you’re experiencing tooth pain, don’t let it wait. Early diagnosis and treatment is your best bet to avoid more invasive treatments.
Wright Family Dentistry invites you to experience expert dental care with a comforting, personal touch. Our Weatherford family dental practice serves Fort Worth, Mineral Wells, Aledo, Hudson Oaks, and the surrounding areas. Contact our Weatherford, TX dental office for your appointment today.