Treating The Root Of The Problem


Treating The Root Of The Problem

Let’s Get Rid Of That Toothache

At Pflugerville Family Dentistry, we know that the mere mention of a root canal can leave many patients feeling anxious. But it’s important to recognize that the stories of unpleasant and distressing root canal experiences have become a thing of the past; with today’s advanced technology and our team’s gentle approach, we’re here to prove that root canals don’t have to be scary. In fact, they can be stress-free procedures that relieve pain rather than cause it.

Our compassionate team of dental professionals prioritizes your well-being throughout the entire process. From the moment you step into our office to the final stages of your treatment, we provide a warm and supportive environment to ensure you feel at ease. We believe that open communication and understanding are the cornerstones of our practice, helping you to feel more informed and in control of your dental care.

The Importance Of A Healthy Tooth Root

The health of your tooth roots is crucial to your overall oral health. Tooth roots anchor your teeth to the jawbone, providing stability and nourishment. Within each root lies a soft tissue called the pulp, which contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. The pulp plays a vital role in the growth and development of your teeth. However, when the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it can cause severe pain and damage to the tooth.

Signs You Need A Root Canal

If you experience any of the following symptoms, it may be time to consider a root canal:

Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy

Root canals are not only essential for relieving pain, but they also offer numerous benefits to your oral health. By removing the infected or inflamed pulp, root canal treatment can save your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction. This helps maintain your natural tooth structure, bite alignment, and overall oral health. Furthermore, a successful root canal can provide long-lasting relief and restore the function and appearance of your tooth.

How To Prevent Root Canals

To minimize the risk of needing a root canal, consider the following preventive measures:

Prioritizing Comfort During Your Root Canal Experience

At Pflugerville Family Dentistry, we place your comfort and confidence at the heart of our practice. We understand that undergoing a root canal can be a daunting experience, so our team is dedicated to walking you through every step of the procedure.

  • During a root canal treatment, we begin by numbing the area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the process. 
  • Next, we carefully remove the inflamed or infected pulp from the tooth and thoroughly clean the root canals. 
  • Once cleaned, we seal the canals with a biocompatible material and place a temporary crown. 
  • After a few weeks, we complete the treatment with a permanent restoration to protect and restore the tooth.

Rest assured, our team at Pflugerville Family Dentistry will work tirelessly to provide you with a comfortable and stress-free root canal experience. Trust in our expertise and gentle touch to keep your smile healthy and beautiful for years to come.

Infected tooth and abcess
Tooth cleaned and shaped
Root filling replaced
Permanent filling or crown placed
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