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  • Writer's pictureDr. Lyna Vuu

Round Rock Root Canal

Root canal therapy is the treatment that stands between you and tooth loss when the tissue inside your tooth becomes damaged or infected. At The Smile Spot, we dedicate ourselves to expertly performed, gentle care with our Round Rock root canal, taking advantage of modern techniques and equipment to ensure a comfortable experience and a successful outcome.

Your teeth, when whole and anchored into their sockets, are impenetrable. Bacteria cannot get inside because your enamel and dentin act as barriers against it. But there are a few common ways that your protective layers can be compromised, such as a large cavity, loose or missing filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth. With your enamel and dentin breached, there is an easy path for bacteria to infect the delicate pulp of your tooth. The most obvious symptoms that you may need our Round Rock root canal is pain, of course. It may be mild at first, but do not be misled. As the infection worsens, the pain can become excruciating, especially when you apply pressure to the tooth or you attempt to chew food with it. Hot and cold foods and beverages may cause sensitivity. And it’s also possible that the tooth will become discolored or your gums tender. An examination and x-rays will determine if our Round Rock root canal is the proper solution. It is done under local anesthesia, so you can be assured of a virtually pain-free treatment. The injured pulp and nerve are removed, the canals are cleaned and disinfected, and finally the canals are sealed to complete the non-surgical procedure. There is a 90% chance of the outcome being a positive one. The healed tooth will then be supplemented with a crown.

Reach out to our office immediately for any tooth pain of any degree. We will have you scheduled for a prompt appointment and the best possible care.

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