Root canal treatment (endodontic treatment), is performed when the pulp becomes exposed to bacteria and becomes infected. The pulp keeps the tooth healthy, containing blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria reaching the pulp can cause an infection and eventually, an abscess. A root canal procedure will then be performed to remove the infected tissue and prevent extraction. Despite rumors to the contrary, a root canal is a comfortable procedure thanks to modern techniques and anesthesia.
Ask Your Dentist if You Need Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatment may be the only way to save your tooth from extraction and save the rest of your smile from increasing complications. To find out if root canal treatment is necessary, call Allen Family Dental today at (469) 342-6644. Located in Allen, TX, we also serve patients who live nearby in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and all surrounding communities.