Root Canal Therapy in Jacksonville, TX
Endodontic therapy, or root canal treatment, is used when a tooth’s viability is compromised by injury or infection. With root canal therapy, Dr. Lamond can help preserve more of your natural smile, eliminating the need for extraction.
The Root Canal Treatment Process
When bacteria are allowed to reach the innermost chambers of your tooth, the infection can quickly spread and destroy the soft pulp within. This pulp chamber contains blood vessels, connective tissue, and various nerves, all of which are critical to the vitality of the tooth. When the pulp is infected, the patient may experience anything from mild sensitivity, extreme pain, or even a complete lack of sensation. The latter typically occurs when the nerves of the tooth have already succumbed to the infection. Signs of a possible root canal infection include:
- Darkening of the enamel
- Sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and foods
- An abscess in the gum tissue surrounding the affected tooth
- Persistent throbbing or an ache in the tooth and/or jaw
If a root canal treatment is deemed necessary in order to save your tooth, Dr. Lamond will treat the infected tooth by removing the pulp and thoroughly disinfecting the chamber. The area is then filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha and sealed with a crown to prevent further damage. The crown is custom-crafted to precisely fit into your smile, providing your tooth with the structural stability it needs in a way that looks natural.
Save Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy
The term “root canal” has long been associated with pain, but today’s advanced technology means that patients are now able to undergo the procedure without fear of discomfort. In fact, root canal therapy from Dr. Bruce Lamond is no more uncomfortable than a simple filling. If you have been suffering from the painful symptoms of a tooth infection, Dr. Lamond can help. Contact our office in Jacksonville, TX today to schedule your appointment, and finally find relief from chronic toothaches and sensitivity.
Our state-of-the-art dental practice in Jacksonville, TX warmly welcomes patients from throughout the surrounding areas as well, including Tyler, Palestine, Athens, Henderson, Kilgore, and beyond.