Root Canal Therapy in Tyler
Do you have persistent pain in your tooth? If this discomfort is severe, it may be a sign of a tooth infection. You’ll need to see Dr. Stansbury as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading and compromising your overall oral health. Call us immediately to find out if you’re in need of root canal therapy from our Tyler, Texas dental practice.
Anatomy of the tooth
Your teeth contain several layers: the outer protective enamel, a secondary layer of sensitive dentin, and an inner pulp that contains components which are commonly referred to as the nerve of the tooth. Each pulp chamber branches off, forming canals that lead toward the tooth root tip. These infamous root canals provide a means for the tooth to absorb what it needs from the blood and get rid of toxins or other unnecessary materials through the blood stream.
A deep cavity, traumatic injury, or tooth fracture can make the canal susceptible to bacterial infection, which can kill these delicate tissues, stimulate increased blood flow, and create pressure within the tooth. This can cause severe tooth pain and may initiate bone degeneration, tooth loss, and even more acute pain. If you see Dennis E. Stansbury, DDS in the earliest stages of this condition, the tooth may be saved with a root canal. Otherwise, it will need to be extracted and substituted with a tooth replacement from our restorative dentistry team.
Are root canals painful?
Many of our root canal therapy patients worry that the procedure is a painful one, but that isn’t the case. In fact, the entire process can be so comfortable that many Tyler patients doze off. Oftentimes, treatment can be completed in a single appointment to Dr. Stansbury’s office.
We simply clean out the diseased canal, fill it with a tooth-colored dental composite, and seal it from further infection. While some patients experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Dr. Stansbury will recommend diligent at-home care and regular follow-up visits at our Tyler office to maintain a healthy and vibrant smile.
Dr. Dennis Stansbury and our team look forward to building a lasting relationship with you and your family. Our comprehensive services are designed to meet the diverse needs of our patients. Call our Tyler dental office today at (903) 561-1122 to schedule your root canal therapy appointment with our experienced restorative dentist. We see patients from Tyler, Flint, Kilgore, Lindale, and other close Texas communities.