Root Canals Stop Painful Infections

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When a tooth becomes infected, this could lead to serious pain, even when you eat. Lack of care could increase the risk of tooth loss, too. But our team can offer an endodontic treatment to stop the infection and protect your tooth, instantly stopping discomfort. In today’s blog, your Rowlett, TX, dentist talks about root canal therapy.

The Factors Behind Dental Infections

At the center of every tooth is a collection of living tissues known as the pulp which keeps your teeth healthy and functional. An infection means that harmful oral bacteria have come into contact with the pulp, which could happen due to injuries or factors brought on by poor oral hygiene. Lack of treatment means worsening pain and the risk of tooth loss! If you have persistent tooth sensitivity or toothaches, swelling, a discharge from the tooth, or aches in your jaw and face, then contact our team for a diagnosis right away. We want to see if you need a root canal to save your tooth and keep your smile comfortable and complete.

Ensuring Your Visit is Comfortable

To begin, we will gather detailed digital x-rays so we can assess the cause and severity of the infection and the position of it, before we start treatment. To keep you comfortable, we can offer a local numbing agent to the tooth being treated, or sedation to help you stay calm if you have dental anxiety. We want your treatment experience to be a positive one! Once you’re comfortable and we’ve planned the procedure in detail, we will move forward with the root canal procedure.

The Root Canal Procedure

Our team begins by opening the tooth, which enables us to reach and remove the tissues from within. We then clean the interior of the tooth and all the root canals too. Our team will place a special restorative material known as gutta percha into the interior of the tooth. To protect the tooth from injury, decay, or infection, we will cap it with a custom crown, one designed to fit comfortably, to keep your bite properly balanced, and of course, blend with your smile too. In one visit, we can stop the infection and bring relief from discomfort, and also offer natural looking results.

If you have any questions about how we plan and implement a root canal procedure, or if you have pain in your tooth that needs immediate attention, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help our patients and their families enjoy their best smiles.


An infected tooth can threaten smile stability, but we can help keep your smile whole with root canal therapy. To learn more about endodontic treatment, call Rodem Tree Dental in Rowlett, TX, today at 972-475-2321.