IN LIBERTY HILL, TX
We, at River Ranch Family Dentistry, realize that most patients experience anxiety when they hear they need a root canal treatment. In reality, this procedure alleviates pain rather than causing it, while potentially save a tooth that may otherwise need extraction. We will do everything we can to ensure you are relaxed and comfortable. You can always count on us!
What Is a Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment works to repair and save a tooth that is damaged or infected. It involves removing the area of a tooth called the pulp, which sits under the outer layers of your tooth called the enamel and dentin. The term root canal stems from the fact that the procedure involves cleaning the canals inside a tooth’s root. After treatment, you will likely need a dental crown to strengthen and protect your tooth, restoring it to its full function and appearance.
When Is a Root Canal Treatment Needed?
You may need a root canal treatment if the pulp inside a tooth becomes damaged, inflamed or infected due to tooth decay or trauma. If left untreated, pulp inflammation can cause tooth pain or result in an abscessed tooth. Bacteria present in an infected tooth may weaken the bone holding your tooth, potentially resulting in tooth loss.
What Are the Signs You Need a Root Canal Treatment?
You may notice pain, swelling, sensitivity, tenderness, tooth discoloration, or a bump or a pimple on your gum which may indicate the presence of an abscess. In some cases, you may not experience any symptoms, so it’s important to keep up with your visits to our office twice a year to ensure that we diagnose and treat any condition before it progresses.
The Root Canal Procedure
We will start by numbing the area using a local anesthetic and provide sedation if needed to ensure your comfort. Our root canal specialist will remove any damaged areas of your tooth and pulp, and then will clean and disinfect the area before sealing it. We will prepare a dental crown that will protect your tooth and restore its full function and appearance.
The virtually painless procedure will restore your oral health and relieve you of any pain. Saving your tooth will allow you to enjoy eating and speaking with ease, and you’ll be able to smile with confidence!
Quality Care Starts Here!
Contact us at River Ranch Family Dentistry to learn more about our root canal treatments along with our other cutting-edge dental procedures. Our highly trained and experienced team is proud to offer quality care in a comfortable and relaxed environment. We are all about keeping your smile healthy for a lifetime.