Contrary to popular jokes about the pain of undergoing a root canal, modern dental practices have made the procedure relatively painless and increasingly comfortable.
Also referred to as endodontic treatment, root canal is a dental procedure that treats infected pulp underneath the dentin and white enamel. Containing blood vessels, connective tissue and nerves, the pulp helps in the development of the root of your tooth.
When infected, the pulp becomes inflamed, which causes acute pain, and often leads to the formation of an abscess at the bottom. As such, there are a number of reasons underlying an infected pulp: from extensive decay and a chipped or cracked tooth, to one too many dental procedures and inadequate crowns—anything could irritate the soft tissue within the soft and sensitive pulp.
Root canal helps to remove the inflamed pulp, disinfecting the tooth and filling it instead with a substance called gutta-percha.
The process comes to an end with a standard filling or a crown, which leaves your tooth looking and feeling as good as new!
CHASE OAKS FAMILY DENTISTRY caters to Frisco, Little Elm and The Colony, with up to 13 years of professional experience in root canals, implants and cosmetic dentistry. Your dentist, Dr. Lavanya Rudrapatna, provides a comprehensive guide to dental care, with a step-by-step evaluation and root canal treatment that entails X-rays, anesthesia, removal, cleaning and sealing.
In addition, we will also help you during the recovery phase, giving you all the necessary tools and medication to heal effectively and on time.
With special aftercare notes by the dentist herself, you can rely on our services for a speedy recovery—knowing that your root canal will most likely last a lifetime!