Root canals may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment there are. But at Mason Dental in Grapevine, we don’t think it has to be that way. It is important that dental patients know what is happening during this anxiety-inducing, though routine, procedure.
At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. The thread-like tissue can become damaged due to
- An injury to the tooth
- A very deep cavity
- A crack in the tooth
If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort
When we perform a root canal, the damaged pulp is removed. The space that is left is cleaned and then it is shaped and filled. This eliminates the need for a diseased tooth to be pulled.
We hope this helps you better understand root canals, an effective and sometimes necessary procedure. At Mason Dental in Grapevine our services include general dentistry. Schedule an appointment today.