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Root Canal Treatment

Smiling relaxed womanIf you’re suffering from a severely pained or sensitive tooth, your smile may benefit from root canal treatment. Our dentists often recommend this treatment to restore your smile’s health and relieve your dental pain. For more information about getting a root canal and to schedule your next appointment with our dental specialists in Bryan, TX, we welcome you to contact us today at Safari Dental.

What is Root Canal Treatment?

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction. To restore the health of the tooth and avoid the need for extraction, our skilled dentist will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to our office.

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia. Our dentists, along with our entire dental team, work hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health!