Root Canal Therapy

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Are you suffering from a toothache? Is a toothache keeping you from eating certain foods? Is a toothache contributing to a headache or neck pain?

There can be many reasons why you are experiencing this pain, but it may be that you need a root canal.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canals, which are rather routine restorative dentistry procedures, are the prescribed treatment for a variety of dental issues, including severe toothaches. Why?

Root canals save teeth that would otherwise be so infected they may fall out or need to be extracted. A root canal basically treats the root and pulp that is inside your tooth.

Root canals go into the tooth, remove the infection, and then fill that pocket in your tooth with medicine and a material that seals the tooth. Oftentimes, the tooth is then topped with a dental crown or a dental filling.

Why Might I Need a Root Canal?

root canals for tooth pain with an Austin dentist near Round RockBesides a toothache, root canals can treat a variety of other issues. A root canal may be recommended when:

  • You have a crack or chip in a tooth.
  • You have had a number of dental procedures on one tooth.
  • Dental crowns are coming loose or have other issues.
  • Your tooth has deep decay that can only be resolved with this procedure.

After educating you on the state of your mouth and all available options, we will partner with you to ensure that this procedure is a good treatment to resolve your oral health issues. If it would be a good treatment for you, rest assured that we will perform a root canal with your comfort and health as our top priorities.

If you have a toothache or any other dental emergency in the Austin, Cedar Park or Round Rock areas, call Dr. Scaff. We are ready to share more information about root canals. We want you to be pain-free and have a healthy smile!