Root Canals in Dallas
Get A Healthy, Whole Smile With A Root CanalYou might not believe it, but root canals are one of the most common dental treatments Dr. Jack Bodie recommends to our family of patients at our Richardson, TX dental office.
We hope that you never need a root canal, but we also want you to know that, if you do, there’s nothing to worry or feel nervous about. Dr. Bodie is a highly skilled root canal dentist in the Dallas area. With Dr. Bodie’s expertise and cutting-edge dental equipment, our minimally invasive, root canals are not that much different from getting a filling.
What Is A Root Canal?
Dr. Bodie might consider a non-surgical root canal treatment when a patient has a tooth that is broken, has badly damaged or decayed pulp, or has issues from a previous filling. We always go out of our way to preserve and protect your natural teeth for as long as possible.
To better understand why we rely on root canals to help fix your smile, it’s best if you understand how a tooth is structured. At the center of every tooth is a collection of blood vessels and nerves otherwise known as something called pulp. Trauma, deep decay, cracks, chips, breakage, or repeated dental procedures can bring infection to your tooth’s pulp, causing jaw or facial swelling, sensitivity to hot and cold, and pain in your tooth and gums. This is when a root canal can help save your tooth and your smile.
What Can I Expect During My Root Canal Treatment?
The discomfort most patients experience because of a root canal is usually because of the symptoms and not a direct result of the actual root canal procedure. Dr. Bodie is an expert root canal dentist in Dallas, and most root canals he completes are no different than a filling or routine dental restoration. Prior to starting any work, he’ll be sure you’re comfortable, and the area around your tooth is numb, so you don’t feel anything but safe and relaxed.
One of the best things about root canal treatment is that you’ll notice the results immediately. Any discomfort or pain you were feeling prior to your procedure should disappear, and there should be no more sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. Root canals are very common in dentistry with over 95% success in most cases.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, call our Richardson, TX dental office today. You have options, including root canal treatment, that can help you feel better about your smile and yourself.