Root Canal Therapy in Coppell, TX
When the pulp (the soft tissue inside the root canal) of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it becomes necessary to treat the tooth. It could otherwise cause pain or lead to an abscess or even tooth loss. The inflammation could be the result of deep decay from repeated dental procedures, an injury to the tooth, or an untreated cavity. Schedule your root canal therapy in Coppell, TX today!
Coppell Root Canal Treatment Benefits
The pulp of the tooth is important during the tooth’s growth and development, but once the tooth is fully mature, it is no longer necessary as the tooth is nourished by the tissues surrounding it. Removing the inflamed or infected pulp not only prevents you from suffering from tooth pain but can save the tooth, protecting it and restoring it to full function.
Root Canal Therapy Coppell
The root canal treatment is usually completed in one or two office visits. The tooth must first be numbed so that work can be done on it. The dentist will also use a small protective sheet called a “dental dam” to keep the tooth clean and free of saliva during the procedure. Once the area is numb, the dentist will make a small opening in the crown of the tooth and clean out the pulp using very small instruments. The space will then be shaped for the filling. Once the space has been cleaned and shaped, it will be filled with a biocompatible material—usually gutta-percha—and the opening closed with a temporary covering. You will need to return to the dentist to have a crown fitted onto the tooth in order to restore it to full function. Most treated teeth, if properly cared for with a good oral hygiene routine, last as long as natural teeth.