Oral surgery can be frightful for any patient, especially if they hear the words, “root canal.” A root canal becomes necessary when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the root canal, becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused by a variety of reasons – deep decay, numerous dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip that lies within the tooth. If you do end up needing a root canal, Dr. Charles Crouch of Summit Dental Group would like you to know what to expect.
If you’re questioning whether or not you’ll eventually need endodontic treatment, signs to look for include pain, extended sensitivity to hot and cold beverages, and swelling of the tooth and gums. With all of the advances in dental technology, undergoing a root canal procedure is less painful than living with a decayed tooth. To save your tooth, Dr. Charles Crouch will remove the inflamed or infected pulp of the tooth and carefully clean and shape the inside of the root canal. He will then fill and seal the space. This procedure is usually completed within two appointments. During your second appointment, the doctor will place a crown to fully restore the tooth back to its natural function.
If you have questions or concerns about the root canal procedure, please give us a call. To learn about services we provide at the practice, visit www.summitdentalgroupllc.com for more information. To schedule, an appointment with Dr. Charles Crouch of Summit Dental Group call our Fort Worth, TX, office at 817-294-8505, or our Grand Prairie, TX, office at 972-695-2310.