If you have a severe toothache, sensitivity to heat and cold, a fever, infection at the gum line around a single tooth, a severely cracked tooth or discoloration of a single tooth, you may be in need of root canal therapy. Root canals are required when tooth decay or damage accesses the nerve system within the inner layer of the tooth, or the pulp.
Root canal therapy removes the pulp, nerve and damaged tooth structure, replacing it with a similar biocompatible substance and resealing the tooth. In most instances, we also place a dental crown to improve the strength of the treated tooth. Root canal therapy is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction, and root canals can usually save your tooth so that you can continue to enjoy your original teeth for years to come.
Root canals are a type of endodontic treatment and can often be completed in just one or two appointments to our dental office. Our dentist and team will work with you to ensure that you remain comfortable throughout your procedure, and we will use local anesthesia and the latest treatment techniques to minimize pain and make your treatment as effective as possible.
If you have any questions about root canal therapy in Carrollton, Texas, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hattaway, call Indian Creek Dental today at 972-836-8653.