Treatment For Severe Tooth Decay

Cavities close to the surface of your teeth can often be treated with dental fillings, but when the decay is located deeper into the tooth, you might need a root canal. This is a more complex procedure because it seeks to remove the infection from your tooth’s pulp — the area where nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues are. While this may seem daunting, we always put your comfort first and will take every step to ensure you are relaxed and free from pain.

Act Quickly When Suffering From A Deep Infection

When decay descends to your pulp, it often becomes overrun with bacteria, which then leads to infection. Because it affects the inner part of your tooth, it can be very painful and cause severe damage. In these situations, root canal treatment removes this infection, relieving you of pain and swelling. Once we remove the infection, we will repair and strengthen your tooth with a crown. This also helps protect the area from reinfection.

Schedule Your Root Canal Treatment Today

If you are suffering from an infection, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We at Defining Smiles take into account your oral health and cosmetic satisfaction when it comes to your smile, and are happy to assist in your dental needs. Call our office at (972) 717-0660 to set up a restorative dental appointment or to learn more.