Root Canal Therapy
Saving Your Tooth
& Easing Your Pain
Despite being incredibly effective, root canals have been widely misconceived as a scary treatment that patients should fear. This is only a rumor, and we’re actually able to relieve our patients’ pain with this procedure instead of causing it. In addition to curing infected teeth, root canal therapy also allows us to salvage your natural tooth, so you can continue enjoying a full and functional smile. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache that won’t seem to go away, be sure to contact our dental office immediately for an urgent appointment.
Why Choose Wichita Falls Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
- Gentle Root Canal Therapy
- Saving Your Tooth from Needing an Extraction
- Kind, Experienced Dentist
The Root Canal Procedure
The process of having a root canal treatment typically takes place over the course of two appointments. During the first, Dr. Sharolli will inject a local anesthetic into the treatment area to make sure you’re completely numb before he begins. He’ll access your tooth by creating a small oening on the top biting surface of it. This will allow him to easily remove the infected pulp that’s causing you pain. He’ll then fill the roots of your tooth with a substance called gutta percha to rebuild its structure.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
The main reason why we would suggest root canal therapy is because you have an infection hidden deep inside of your tooth. Many of our patients who experience this issue have severe, persistent toothaches. However, that’s not the only way you can tell. Here are a few additional symptoms that you may experience if you have an infected tooth:
- A pimple-like bump on your gums near the affected tooth
- Dental sensitivity
- Tooth discoloration
- Tenderness or swelling on the gums near the affected tooth
If you experience any of these, contact our dental office immediately.