There are two words that can strike fear into the most courageous heart: root canal. But at The Addison Dentist in Addison TX, root canals are performed with the patient’s comfort uppermost in mind.
A root canal is a procedure that treats the inside of a tooth. It becomes necessary when a cavity infects a tooth’s interior, which can cause increased sensitivity and a whole lot of pain.
The technical word for a root canal is endodontic therapy. In short, it works like this: after an access hole is drilled, the damaged interior, or pulp, is removed. What remains is thoroughly cleaned, filled, and sealed. A crown is placed over the whole thing to protect it, and provide a natural-looking appearance.