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Root Canal Treatment

Treating Severe Tooth Decay

While fillings can treat cavities that are closer to the crowns of your teeth, they typically do not suffice when the decay descends deeper into the pulp — the part of your tooth where nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissue reside. In these cases, a root canal treatment is the best course of action. We know this can seem like an intimidating procedure, but it is very common and is performed frequently.

Understanding Deep Infections

When decay makes its way into the pulp of your tooth this space can quickly become overrun by bacteria, causing infection. This severely damages the tooth and is usually very painful. When this occurs a root canal treatment can extract the infection, relieving you of pain, swelling, and uncomfortable tenderness. The name root canal treat comes from the fact that your pulp is connected to its root — the deepest part of the tooth. As with most dental procedures, it is important to act quickly once an issue is identified. If left untreated, a deep infection can worsen, eventually making an extraction necessary. A timely root canal, however, prevents this from happening.

Despite seeming like an invasive procedure, root canal treatment is routine and can typically be performed in a single visit. With our dental sedation options, it is virtually pain-free and you won’t have to worry about additional procedures, like needing a dental implant after extraction. Once we remove the infection, we will repair and strengthen the tooth with a crown, ensuring that bacteria cannot reinfect the area.

Schedule Your Root Canal Treatment Today

If you suffer from persistent tooth pain and swelling, it is important to visit your dentist to assess the cause. If there is an infection, we can schedule an appointment for root canal treatment at Fort Bliss Family Dentistry in El Paso, TX. We are located on Fort Bliss and are here for anyone with access to the base.