At Rush Creek Dentistry in Arlington, TX, we work very closely with patients in and around the community to improve their smiles. We know that sometimes issues are aesthetic and sometimes they are purely functional. We encourage patients to take the time to learn more about the ways in which we can help. For some of our patients, issues may be resolved with root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is performed by a dedicated dentist to remove the dental pulp from the inside of a tooth. By doing this, it can deaden a tooth and relieve patients of pain they may be experiencing.
Certain dental situations require patients to seek root canal therapy. They include:
- Diseased dental pulp
- Large areas of decay
- Trauma to the tooth
The root canal treatment is not painful, as many patients seem to think. It is done with anesthetics and in many cases, sedation to ensure patient comfort throughout the procedure. It will eliminate pain, not cause it! We ensure our patients are comfortable throughout this treatment. There may be some discomfort the day following the procedure but this is minor and can be addressed with over-the-counter pain medications. Some patients may need to have a dental crown bonded over the tooth for protection, and this can be done at a separate appointment.
If you live in or around the area of Arlington, TX and want to work with a dedicated team of professional, the team of Rush Creek Dentistry will help. We assist new and existing patients in our state-of-the-art practice with both general and cosmetic dentistry issues. We can restore the smile's appearance and health with many of our treatment options. Call us today to book an appointment.