If you are starting to feel pain in along around your tooth, then you may be suffering from tooth decay or an infection. If so, root canal treatment may be the solution you are looking for to restore your tooth and end your pain. Alamo Ranch Dental Care offers complete root canal treatment in San Antonio Texas.
Are You a Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?
Signs that you may need root canal treatment include:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- Sometimes no symptoms are present
- Swelling or tenderness
One of the most common signs that you are ready for root canals in San Antonio Texas is that decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth). As a result, infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip. Furthermore, your tooth has now experienced injury or trauma.
Why You Should Consider Root Canal Treatment
You may believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution. However, extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth. Having a root canal done may save a tooth that we would otherwise have to remove.
Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime, although, on occasion, we may have to retreate if new infections emerge.
The Root Canal Treatment Process
You may need root canal therapy when infection or decay is affecting the nerve of your tooth. To save your tooth, we remove the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay. We then fill the open space with special, medicated, dental materials. This restores the tooth to its full function.
A root canal procedure will require one or more appointments and involve multiple procedures.
During your first appointment, we place a rubber dam (a sheet of rubber) around the tooth to keep it dry and free of saliva. We make an access opening on top of the tooth and then place root canal files into the opening one at a time while removing the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. If tooth decay is present, we will remove it with special dental instruments. Once we clean the tooth, we seal it with either a permanent filling.
At the next appointment, we fill and seal the roots and the inside cavity with dental materials. We then place a filling over the opening the tooth. In addition, we place a crown on all teeth that have root canal treatment. This will protect the tooth and prevent it from breaking, and restore it to its full function.
Schedule a Dental Exam at Alamo Ranch Dental Care Today
The best way to determine if you have tooth decay or an infection is to schedule a dental exam at Alamo Ranch Dental Care. We can assess your tooth and then decide if root canal treatment in San Antonio is right for you.
We help you improve your smile while restoring your tooth’s function and resilience. Additionally. our specialists can discuss your medical condition and offer the right solution based on your needs.
Call us today at 855.600.3871 to schedule a consultation for root canal treatment. We are here to help you with all your dental needs.