January 10, 2015
Are you struggling with tooth pain and sensitivity? This could be a clear indication of a severely infected tooth. Teeth that have become infected will eventually need to be extracted if left untreated. To save your natural tooth from removal, you can elect to have root canal therapy treatment. Tooth removal can cause a brand new set of dental problems and will ultimately be more costly and damaging to your dental health. To eliminate tooth discomfort and restore your dental health quickly, make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan for the root canal therapy you need today. Ryan Dental Group proudly restores smiles daily throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and the surrounding communities.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is necessary when the inner pulp of your tooth is decayed or infected with bacteria. In order to save the tooth, and alleviate inflammation, the inner pulp, nerves, bacteria, and decay are removed. Since the inner pulp is only needed during the development stage of your tooth, the empty space can be filled with specially medicated disinfectants and sealants to restore the tooth to its full form and function.
How Is Root Canal Therapy Completed?
Root canal therapy usually requires one to two appointments to complete. To start, Dr. Ryan will numb your tooth with a local anesthetic and place a rubber dam around the tooth to keep the area dry and free of saliva. An access opening is then made at the crown of the tooth and a series of root canal files are placed into the opening to gently remove the infected the pulp, nerve tissue, and bacteria. Once your tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, it will be shaped, filled, and sealed with either a permanent or temporary filling. Finally, your tooth will need to be restored with a dental crown or cap. This will protect the tooth from future fracturing, and restore its natural functioning. Practicing good oral hygiene and keeping your semi-annual dental visits will serve well to prolong the life of your root canal treated teeth.
You can make an appointment for root canal therapy with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan today. The highly qualified restorative dentists of Ryan Dental Group can help you preserve your healthy smile. Ryan Dental Group is the trusted restorative dentistry destination of families throughout North Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and neighboring areas.