August 11, 2015
A root canal can be one of the most intense experiences for anyone. After all, the whole process involves digging into your teeth and removing infected areas. It’s serious business because any infection that is left alone and not properly treated can wreak absolute havoc on your oral health. Do you like ailments like cancer, diabetes, high-blood pressure or stroke? Yeah, we didn’t think so. A root canal is a necessary procedure for patients who have a cavity that has forced a tooth to break down. That painful toothache you’ve been experiencing isn’t by accident. There’s all sorts of bacteria that has infected your tooth’s pulp and has started making its way into the nerve area. Anytime the nerve area is affected, you get a toothache. Depending on how advanced the infection is will determine how much pain you have to endure. Some patients can deal with it, others can’t get through another day. Either way, something must be done, and we have the tools, team and talent to get it done right. Dr. Michael Ryan, Dr. Laura Ryan and Dr. Meredith Davis are the dentists Allen, TX residents can go to for painless root canal therapy.
Common Questions Regarding Root Canal Treatment
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.
April 2, 2014
Living with pain is never easy, but tooth pain can turn your world upside down. It is one thing for pain to come and go, but when it is constant, the effects can be crippling. You may think that there is no respite to your pain, or that the process of getting it handled will hurt as much as the toothache itself. Fortunately, the doctors at Ryan Dental Group are able to alleviate your tooth pain by performing root canal therapy.
Root canals have gotten a bad reputation over the years with people thinking that they cause more harm than actually alleviate it. Nothing could be further from the truth, and it is important that people realize that instead of going through life in unnecessary pain.
A root canal needs to be performed when the pulp of the tooth has been infected. This can happen when there has been a crack in the tooth, a cavity, dental trauma, and many other reasons. The way we address the situation is removing the infected pulp from the tooth. We then fill the tooth, put antibiotics on it, and place a crown on top to prevent any further harm from taking place.
One of the reasons why root canal therapy is so important is because if a severe tooth ache is left untreated, it can start wreaking havoc on the rest of your mouth, as well as your body. If the infection starts to touch your nerves, it can really start affecting you in a negative way. It is important to take care of any dental pain you may have as soon as possible, and Ryan Dental Group is just the place to have that done!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We’re happy to see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.
December 16, 2013
Regardless of what you may have heard, root canals get rid of your pain; they do not cause pain. An infected tooth not only causes an immense amount of pain, but can be more of an expensive investment down the road if nothing is done. At Ryan Dental Group, we want to make sure we take care of all of your dental needs, and Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan is able help you along that journey!
Having a root canal done not only helps in getting rid of your pain, but it also benefits your teeth. A root canal is performed when there is an infected or decayed tooth, and the decomposition has to be removed before it gets any worse. The doctors commence your root canal by accessing the infected tooth, and removing the pulp. When the tooth is infected, it also infects the pulp of the tooth, causing it to exacerbate. Once the pulp of the tooth is removed, our doctors will fill the tooth with a tooth-colored filling, and top it with a crown to prevent any further corruption. In the end, you’re left feeling refreshed and in better oral health!
When you leave your teeth infected, not only can your mouth get worse, but it can affect you in other areas of your body. By delaying getting a root canal, the bacteria infecting your teeth can enter your blood stream, possibly causing destruction to the rest of your body. It’s better to take care of your oral issues sooner rather than later or it may get worse! If you’re wondering how Dr. Laura Ryan or Dr. Michael Ryan can help you by performing a root canal, contact our office and make an appointment!
Make an appointment with Drs. Michael and Laura Ryan of Ryan Dental Group today, and experience excellence in dentistry through and through. We see patients in Dallas, Allen, Lucas, Parker, McKinney, Fairview, Plano, and surrounding areas.