Root Canal

Preserve Natural Teeth With Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy was a positive development in dentistry. Before this procedure was available, people with a severely damaged or diseased tooth required an extraction. The problem with this practice was that follow up with a suitable restoration was then necessary. With root canal therapy, our Carrollton patients have the best possible chance to preserve natural teeth.

A root canal procedure may be recommended to restore a tooth that has become infected or severely damaged by injury. One of the most common reasons that this treatment is performed is that a cavity has expanded into the deeper area of a tooth, allowing harmful bacteria to cause inflammation, disease, and pain. With precision techniques and instruments, we can remove damaged tooth material to quickly restore comfort.

Root canal treatment is a simple step toward restoration. The procedure involves some of the same steps you would expect in cavity repair. Damaged tooth material is gently removed under local anesthetic. Then, an opening is made into the center of the tooth. Because the area is numb, you feel no discomfort from this process. Using rotary files, we clean all infected tissue from the root canals before sterilizing them. Inert material is inserted into canals to seal them, and the tooth is restored with a crown.

This treatment is beneficial to the goal of tooth preservation and restored comfort. We know that root canal therapy is misunderstood by many people due to the perpetuation of negative stories about the procedure. Our dentists explain the necessity for restorative care and the steps involved so that patients can feel more comfortable. Patients may also elect to incorporate sedation into their visit.

Sedation can improve your dental experience when you need root canal treatment. At Hebron Smiles, we offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious sedation, and also IV sedation when necessary. Our highly trained staff is happy to talk with you about the different forms of sedation and how they can help you relax during the root canal procedure.

If you experience tooth pain, contact our office right away, early care for discomfort is optimal.  Schedule your visit at (972) 388-3320

Dr. Adnan Saleem best dentist in Carrollton, TX

Adnan Saleem, DMD - Hebron Smiles

Dr. Adnan Saleem, having graduated with a DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry began his career as a general dentist. For over a decade he has continued to advance his education and skillset through numerous training courses and his membership with Modern study club. Dr. Saleem is known for treating his patients both respectfully and compassionately. Connect with Dr. Adnan Saleem on Linkedin.

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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.