Bedford Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth is badly injured or decayed, an extraction might seem like the only option. Thankfully, patients can find a saving grace here at our Bedford, TX dental office: root canal therapy. Maegan Elam, DDS & Associates believe strongly in preserving patients’ full, natural smiles if possible, and with the help of root canal treatment, we can bring back a damaged tooth’s health and structure in a virtually seamless fashion.
Do I need root canal therapy?
Common signs that root canal therapy may be necessary include:
- Severe dental pain that occurs when applying pressure to a tooth or chewing food
- Excessive sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that lingers even when the source is removed
- Irritated gums that look red or swollen
- The discoloration of a tooth
- A constant bad taste in the mouth
- Pimples forming on the gums
It’s important to remember that in some cases, symptoms may be mild or even unnoticeable to a patient. That’s why it’s crucial to attend regular check-ups at our Bedford, TX dental office.
The Treatment Process
During a root canal procedure, one of our doctors will access the inner chamber of the affected tooth and thoroughly remove diseased pulp and bacteria. Then, after filling the tooth with a biocompatible material, they’ll seal the area to minimize the risk of further infection. Finally, we’ll design and place a new, quality crown to replenish your tooth’s lost structure, giving you a brand-new, polished smile.
While root canal therapy may have earned a scary reputation over the years, the truth is most patients who’ve undergone the procedure say that it hurts no more than a common filling. Better yet, the success rate is very high, and many treated teeth go on to last for the rest of the patient’s life!
Our friendly and knowledgeable team is fully committed to providing patients of all ages with the highest standard of care. Please contact our dental office right away if you’re struggling with serious oral pain or damage so that we can schedule an appointment for you as soon as possible. Located in Bedford, TX, our dental office also welcomes new patients from nearby Hurst, Colleyville, Euless, and beyond.