ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

ROOT
CANAL
TREATMENT

Root Canal Treatment

Endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) is a procedure that treats the infected soft tissue, the pulp, of a tooth.

Endodontic treatment is required when the soft tissue inside the tooth, the pulp, becomes inflamed and/or infected. This can be caused by: decay, dental procedures such as a deep filling or a crown, a crack in the tooth, or trauma. If pulpal inflammation or infection is not treated, it can cause pain and lead to an abscess.

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Inflamed and infected soft tissue inside the tooth.

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An opening is made at the crown of the tooth. Various instruments are then used to remove the soft tissue and shape the canal.

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Following cleaning and shaping, the root canals are filled with a biocompatible material. A filling is then placed in the access opening to complete the procedure.

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After completion of your root canal, you must return to your dentist to have a crown or other restoration placed on the tooth to protect and restore to complete function.

Contact Us

6010 82nd St. Suite 300 Lubbock, TX 79424

Phone: (806) 589-3390
Fax: (806) 589-3392

Office Hours

Mon – Thur: 7:30 – 5:30
Fridays: 7:00 –12:00

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