Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy in Duncanville, TX
Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment which can help you regain a healthy smile without requiring a tooth extraction. It is typically recommended when a dental injury or infection has reached the roots of your teeth. Dr. Michael Nguyen and Associates are fully qualified to offer root canal therapy in Duncanville, Texas. Call Precision Dental to learn more about root canal therapy and to schedule an appointment with our dentists.
What is Root Canal Therapy for?
Even a small cavity or a crack that is practically invisible is still large enough to allow bacteria to penetrate your tooth and infect the pulp at its center. That pulp contains all of the tissue, nerves and blood vessels that keep your tooth healthy. However, your tooth can still exist with just the dentin and enamel if that pulp is removed. But it the infected pulp is not removed, the infection can cause pain, swelling and other problems for your smile.
Our dentists can remove the infected pulp and help keep your smile intact with root canal therapy. This treatment removes the infected pulp and cleans the pulp cavity. The pulp is then replaced with a medicated material and the tooth is sealed. A common final step is to protect the tooth with a dental crown.
Root Canal Care
It is important that you follow your aftercare instructions and alert our office if you experience pain, swelling, a fever, chills or any discomfort following your visit.
If you are experiencing a toothache or tooth sensitivity, or if you have an untreated cavity or other dental damage, call our office today. Our team will be happy to schedule you for an appointment with our dentists.