When a tooth is severely injured, decayed, or infected, we may recommend root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is most often needed when the inner tissues of the tooth, the dental pulp and tooth nerves, become infected and injured. If the tooth is left untreated, it may die and require extraction. To avoid the need for extraction and to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth, Dr. Lisa K. Attaway will recommend restoring the health of the tooth through a root canal. During root canal treatment, your dentist will gently remove the damaged and infected tissues from the tooth, carefully clean the tooth, and reshape the root canals of the tooth. After filling it with a medicated material, we will seal the tooth with a crown to protect the tooth and restore its structure. In most cases, root canal treatment requires only two comfortable visits at Family Dentistry of Rockwall.
If you have noticed increased tooth sensitivity or intense tooth pain, you may suffer from an infected tooth. Swollen, tender gums are also a common sign of tooth infection and injury. We urge you to contact our office today to learn more about root canal treatment and how we can restore your dental health.