Root Canals

Root canals are one of the most common procedures done in the dental field. They fully remove the inner pulp of a tooth to prevent infection or decay from spreading. At Perspective Dentistry, we are able to perform your root canal in a calm and relaxing environment. In order for the root canal to be done, it is important that you come in for a comprehensive examination as well as x-ray of the area in question.

Woman getting a root canal at Perspective Dental in Austin Texas

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal involves removing the inner pulp of a particular tooth. When the inner pulp is exposed, this can cause a lot of pain and discomfort for the patient. In other instances, an infection can compromise the pulp and cause severe pain. The procedure involves removing this pulp and replacing it with a medicated material. The hole that was drilled to get into the pulp is then filled with a composite resin material. Removing the pulp gets rid of the pain that you might be experiencing and is a vital way to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted.

When is a Root Canal Needed?

A full examination and x-ray is needed before it is determined that you need to have a root canal performed. The most common reasons for needing a root canal include:

  • A tooth is severely decayed
  • There is a large crack or fracture on a tooth
  • The tooth has an infection

There are several other reasons for why a root canal may be needed and because of this, it is important to come into our office here at Perspective Dentistry to determine the best course of action. Root canals are crucial in saving a tooth from being extracted and it helps to retain the overall beauty and fullness of your smile. Root canals are incredibly common, so you can rest assured that this is a procedure that has been done hundreds of times before you with great success to the patients sitting in the chair.

If you are in need of a root canal, contact us today!