Dental pulp is the soft area at the center of a tooth where the nerves, veins, and connective tissues are located. If the dental pulp becomes infected, Drs. Deore and Jones may recommend a root canal in Coppell, Texas. During root canal therapy, our dentists will remove the infected dental pulp, clean the tooth thoroughly, and seal the tooth. The following are signs that root canal therapy is needed:
- Severe toothache
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening of a tooth
- Swelling and pain in the gums
- A recurring pimple on the gums
To perform root canal therapy, our dentists will first take X-rays of the root canals to check for infection in the surrounding bone. An access hole is drilled into the tooth, through which the diseased pulp, bacteria, and debris is removed. Root canal files are used to clean out the tooth, all the way down the roots. After the tooth is cleaned, our dentists will seal it using a sealer past and rubber compound. The access hole is closed using a dental filling.
We encourage you to contact Coppell Smiles today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.