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Root Canals

Safe, Comfortable Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal in Laredo, TX

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Root canal therapy can be a scary idea for many people. At Davenport Dental Group, however, root canals are quick, simple, and routine. We work hard to offer excellent results in a painless and stress-free atmosphere. If you would like to learn more about root canals, please read on. We are happy to provide the information you need to make a good decision for your oral health.

Why You Might Need A Root Canal

Root canals are sometimes necessary when a tooth becomes infected. This infection affects the internal material of the tooth, called the dental pulp. Once the dental pulp becomes infected, your tooth might hurt, your surrounding gum tissue may swell, and you will experience general discomfort. To eliminate the infection and restore your comfort, we offer root canal therapy.

If you notice any of the following signs, please contact our office for an examination. The sooner we are able to treat your infection, the better chance we will have of being able to restore your oral health and save the life of your tooth.

  • Pain when chewing
  • Swollen gums
  • A pimple-like bump near the infected tooth
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold

If you do not have an infection treated, your tooth will eventually die. While the death and loss of your tooth will probably solve most of your pain problems, it will not do any good for your overall oral health! We want you to keep your teeth! Contact our team if you need help with a dental infection today.

The Root Canal Process Explained

A root canal procedure is actually pretty simple. First, we access the interior of your tooth and remove the infected dental pulp. During this stage of the treatment, we will also remove the connecting nerves. This will effectively eliminate your tooth’s ability to feel pain. We then clean the cavity to ensure that the infection is eliminated.

After the inside of your tooth is sterilized, we will fill it with a putty-like substance called gutta-percha and seal it against bacteria. We then cap the tooth with a dental crown to restore the tooth’s structural integrity and protect it against future infection. This process provides permanent results that, as long as you maintain good hygiene, will most likely mean a healthy, pain-free tooth for the rest of your life.

Will A Root Canal Hurt?

No! Root canal therapy is designed to eliminate your pain, not cause it! Before the procedure, we use a local anesthetic to numb the entire area. This means that your root canal treatment will be painless and easy. To help you relax further, we can even offer nitrous oxide sedation. When the procedure is complete, you will no longer be able to feel pain in your tooth.

Make An Appointment

Showing signs of a dental infection? Need help right away? Simply contact our office directly to schedule an appointment for root canal in Laredo, TX . You can reach us by calling our Junction Drive location at 956-242-6745 or our Winfield location at 956-517-2695. You can also send us a message using our online contact form. We will be happy to help eliminate your pain and restore your oral health!

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