Root Canal Treatment at Fort Worth Endodontics

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels and nerves that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

How is a root canal performed? If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.

Call Fort Worth Office Phone Number Fort Worth Endodontics Phone Number 817-735-1981 with any questions or to schedule your appointment.

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

For more information about our practice or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loeffelholz or Dr. Nieves, call our office in Fort Worth, TX at Fort Worth Endodontics Phone Number 817-735-1981.