You might have heard horror stories about a root canal in pop culture, but the truth is that root canals are a common dental procedure designed to relieve tooth pain and get rid of infection. A root canal makes it possible to live a comfortable, fulfilling life, and smile while doing it.
The purpose of a root canal is to clear up dental infections and seal off the tooth so that you can make a full recovery. The most important thing to remember about a root canal is that it allows Drs. Angelie Zamora, Pauline Nguyen and Jennifer Mink to save your tooth instead of extracting it.
What Is a Root Canal?
In a sentence, a root canal treatment offers pain relief and improved dental health by removing infection from inside an infected or abscessed tooth. At Smiles Family Dental, we have decades of experience performing root canals. A traditional root canal consists of the following steps:
- We numb your mouth and help you to feel comfortable and relaxed by answering any questions before beginning the procedure.
- We open up the tooth and clean out the infection, ridding your mouth of the bacteria that is causing you pain.
- After the cleaning, we fill the tooth with a sanitary material and then seal it to prevent any reinfection.
- You enjoy the peace of mind of knowing that you have improved dental health and no longer have to battle constant mouth and tooth pain.
Thanks to cutting-edge innovation and improvements in dental technology, we are now able to perform root canals that are more comfortable and accurate than ever before.
How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal?
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important that you talk to us. We will examine your mouth to help determine if you need a root canal.
Do you have:
- Intense pain when you apply any type of pressure to the tooth?
- Swelling that doesn’t subside?
- A tooth that continually throbs?
- Sensitivity to different temperatures that your tooth is exposed to?
- A tooth that is darkening and discoloring unusually quickly?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we want to make sure that you get the help that you deserve. A root canal can address all of these issues because the process cleans the inside of your tooth and restores its functionality.
Benefits of Laser Root Canal Technology
Dentistry has come a long way in the last 50 years. The dental field is continually updating its practices to make sure that patients get the best care available. This includes longer-lasting results and an approach to your mouth that is less invasive.
With laser dental technology, we can create millions of air bubbles inside the tooth that effectively clean out the infected tooth easily and conveniently.
As a result, our dentists can now be more precise and can target more surface area with a laser than with traditional tools. There are numerous other reasons that our patients are thrilled when they see the results of laser dentistry:
- Laser root canals are less painful because they are less invasive, which allows for faster recovery times.
- The laser covers more surface area in your tooth, leading to a better sterilization that eliminates the offending bacteria.
- Because the laser is less invasive, the structural integrity of your natural tooth is better preserved.
- You’ll experience less bleeding and inflammation after your treatment thanks to the less invasive nature of the laser.
If you are experiencing pain from a severe toothache that doesn’t subside, the most important thing that you can do is schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. We will get rid of the infection and get you back to doing what you love!
Schedule Your Root Canal Today
We have years of experience performing root canals in Flower Mound, Texas, and we can offer you a root canal treatment that is comfortable and provides excellent results. You don’t have to live with the constant throbbing of a toothache or deal with the anxiety that comes with mouth pain!
If you are experiencing any dental pain, call our office at 972-346-1100 today. We’ll take care of any discomfort you might be experiencing and get you back to enjoying everyday life.