Root Canal Therapy in Anna
Root Canal Therapy
Repair Damaged Teeth in Anna, TX
Root canal therapy is a very common endodontic procedure. While root canals may have a bit of a bad reputation, contrary to popular belief, they are minimally-invasive and often the best way to relief from the pain of a toothache. Dr. Thakkar is an experienced general dentist, and has been treating decayed, infected teeth with root canal therapy for years. If you’re experiencing a toothache, call Branches Dental to schedule an appointment and get out of pain.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is used to disinfect and preserve your tooth when it has become infected. Typically, an infection is the result of tooth decay. When your tooth’s nerve tissue (also called “pulp”) is infected by oral bacteria, this usually causes a painful toothache and other unpleasant symptoms. If left untreated, infection will eventually result in the loss of the tooth. With root canal therapy, Dr. Thakkar can remove the infected material, disinfect the tooth, and restore it with a crown or a filling.
The Root Canal Therapy Process
Root canal therapy is, contrary to popular belief, minimally-invasive. You will feel little discomfort during the procedure, and the treatment is comparable to having a filling placed. First, your teeth will be cleaned and the area that is being treated will be isolated and numbed.
Then, Dr. Thakkar will remove damaged or decayed enamel, and the infected pulp will also be removed from the tooth. The area will be disinfected, and Dr. Thakkar will permanently adhere a dental crown to your tooth once it heals, which will strengthen and protect the remaining tooth structure.
The Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy can be very beneficial for patients at risk of losing a tooth due to infection or decay. Here are a few benefits of this treatment:
- Preserves your original tooth – Keeping your original tooth is always the best choice. Without a root canal, your tooth will die and fall out, or it will eventually need to be extracted.
- The least expensive (and least invasive) option – If you opt to have an infected tooth extracted, you’ll have to replace it with a dental bridge, dental implant, or a partial denture. Extracting and replacing a tooth is an invasive procedure, and it’s much more expensive than simply treating your original tooth with root canal therapy.
- Eliminates pain and discomfort – Infected teeth can cause migraines, toothaches, and a number of other uncomfortable conditions. Root canal therapy allows you to eliminate the cause of this discomfort quickly and easily.
Need A Root Canal? Visit Branches Dental for Pain Relief!
Root canal therapy is the fastest, simplest, and most affordable way to treat an infected tooth. The sooner you treat an infection, the sooner you can get relief from your pain and discomfort, and get your life back to normal. To schedule your appointment at Branches Dental, contact us now at (972) 924-0330, or come to our office at 2100 West White St., Ste 100, Anna, TX 75409. We are always accepting new patients!