What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental decay treatment for patients with dental decay extending beyond the dentin, and into the tooth’s core. The process involves accessing the pulp chamber and removing the infected pulp, before sealing the hole. It provides permanent relief from cavity-related pain and eliminates bacteria in the teeth. Our Round Rock dentists use anesthetic to ensure a smooth and painless procedure.
What Are the Benefits of Root Canal Therapy?
Offers Instant Pain Relief
Dental decay erodes the tooth, exposing the sensitive nerve fibers inside and causing excruciating pain. A root canal removes the infected pulp and seals the canals permanently alleviating the pain. This instant pain relief makes you more comfortable and helps you focus on your daily tasks.
Prevents the Spread of the Decay
Tooth decay easily spreads from one tooth to the next. A root canal eliminates all cavity-causing bacteria in the infected teeth, stopping the decay in its tracks. Advanced dental decay could lead to gum disease and eventually tooth loss.
Preserves Your Natural Smile
The dentist will remove decayed portions of your tooth and replace them with a dental filling. This gets rid of discoloration caused by dental decay and replaces it with a tooth-colored resin for a flawless smile.