Root Canal Therapy Offers Relief From Severe Tooth Decay

Root canal therapy isn’t the most popular restorative dental option, but more patients are realizing that its unearned reputation as an uncomfortable invasive process isn’t accurate. In fact, root canal therapy is often the best way to relieve the pain of severe tooth infection and save the tooth from having to be extracted.

For patients who are anxious about visiting the dentist, Dr. Newton might suggest dental sedation for increased comfort and relaxation. In most cases, the treatment can be performed during a single visit so you can leave our office with your toothache cured and your tooth restored.

The Specifics of Root Canal Therapy

Like a tooth filling, the main purpose of root canal therapy is to remove infected tooth tissue and stop harmful oral bacteria from decaying more of the tooth. However, unlike a filling, root canal therapy is necessary when tooth decay has reached the center of the tooth – called the pulp – and threatens to spread through the connected root canal.

After anesthetizing the tooth and surrounding area, Dr. Newton will carefully access its interior and remove the infected tooth structure and tissues. Then, she will seal the root canal, pulp, and cavity before placing a strong, lifelike dental crown over the tooth for long-term protection.

Save Your Tooth with Gentle Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can relieve your severe toothache as well as save your tooth from the need for extraction. To find out if you need root canal therapy, schedule an appointment by calling Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.