Root Canal Therapy: Saving Your Smile at Peridot Dental Dallas

At Peridot Dental Dallas, we understand that toothaches can be a real pain. However, a throbbing tooth doesn’t necessarily mean you have to lose it! Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure that can save your tooth and restore your smile.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental procedure that removes infected or inflamed tissue (pulp) from the inside of a tooth. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause pain, swelling, and even bone loss around the tooth.

Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy:
  • Persistent toothache, especially when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swollen, tender gums around the tooth
  • A visible pimple on the gums (abscess)
  • Loose tooth
  • Discoloration of the tooth
Root Canal Therapy at Peridot Dental Dallas

Our experienced and gentle dentists at Peridot Dental Dallas will perform a thorough examination to determine if root canal therapy is the right treatment for you. This may include X-rays and other diagnostic tests.

Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect during a root canal procedure:

  • Local Anesthesia: We will numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Accessing the Pulp: A small opening is created in the crown of the tooth to access the pulp.
  • Pulp Removal: The inflamed or infected pulp is carefully removed.
  • Cleaning and Disinfection: The inside of the tooth and root canals are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to remove any bacteria.
  • Filling and Sealing: The canals are filled with a special material and sealed to prevent future infection.
  • Crown or Filling: In most cases, a crown or filling is placed on the tooth to restore its strength and function.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
  • Saves your natural tooth
  • Alleviates pain and discomfort
  • Prevents infection from spreading
  • Restores normal chewing function
  • Improves your smile
Recovery After Root Canal Therapy

Following your root canal therapy, you may experience some mild discomfort or swelling. This can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication and a cold compress. It’s important to follow your dentist’s instructions for a smooth recovery.