Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy in Dripping Springs, TX

If your dentist tells you that you need a root canal, it might not be the most welcome news you could hope to receive. But the fact is that root canal therapy is a very common process that can usually be accomplished with no more discomfort than any other dental procedure.

At Ron S. White, DDS, we have over twenty years of experience providing root canal therapy.

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When Is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

You may need a root canal if you experience an infection that spreads to the pulp of the tooth. Although some people may not realize they have this type of infection, the vast majority of the time the patient will experience one or more of these symptoms:

A severe toothache that gets worse with pressure

Sensitivity to hot and cold

Swollen and/or tender gum tissue around the affected tooth

Darkening of the affected tooth

A sore on the gum tissue near the tooth

Fortunately, a tooth doesn’t need either pulp or nerves in order to function normally, so most patients can use the tooth as they normally would after healing from root canal therapy.
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The Process

We begin the procedure by completely numbing the affected tooth and surrounding gum tissue. After that, we’ll remove the infected pulp and nerves of the tooth, then thoroughly clean the tooth and seal it off to protect it. In some cases, we may recommend placing a crown over the tooth after the root canal procedure to provide an extra measure of protection.

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Contact us today if you think you may need a root canal.
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Root Canal Therapy in Dripping Springs, TX

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