What’s Involved in a Root Canal?

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If you have any teeth that are decayed of infected, it’s likely that Dr. Pantea Nooraee will likely recommend a root canal if he believes the tooth can be saved.

Root canals are only performed on teeth that are infected or decayed, but can still be saved. A root canal is an alternative procedure to an implant.

When do you need a root canal?

A root canal is needed when your pulp – the soft tissue containing the blood vessels and nerves inside your teeth – is inflamed or infected. If you don’t take care of damaged pulp, it can lead to an abscessed tooth, which is an incredibly painful procedure.

How does it work?

Dr. Pantea Nooraee will very carefully remove the infected and inflamed pulp from inside your tooth. Afterwards, the space left by the removed pulp will be filled. You’ll come back to the dentist at a later date to receive a crown that will make your tooth function – and look – just like it did before the root canal.

Does it hurt?

One of the most common questions regarding root canals is whether or not they hurt. During the procedure itself, you won’t feel any pain. However, afterwards you should expect to feel some discomfort for a few days. If sharp pains last longer than that, you need to talk to Dr. Pantea Nooraee immediately.

If you live in the Frisco, Texas area and think you may need a root canal to help fix your teeth, please call us today at 972-335-3000 to schedule a consultation.