Root Canal Treatment – Austin, TX

Restore Your Smile’s Core Strength

Root canals have a little bit of a nasty reputation. People often associate them with pain, assuming that the procedure is intense and invasive. The fact is that, if you have a serious toothache, a root canal is often a painless way to help you feel your best again.

If you’re dealing with serious tooth pain and you’re around Austin, a root canal from Magnolia Family Dentistry could be just what you need. Reach out to us and we’ll be happy to talk to you about the treatment.

Why Choose Magnolia Family Dentistry for Root Canal Treatment?

  • Sedation Available for Anxious Patients
  • Compassionate, Friendly Dental Team Who Will Attend to Your Needs
  • Capable of Treating Patients of All Ages

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

Someone holding their cheek and wincing in pain

Root canal treatment involves removing the root pulp from the interior of the tooth, typically to deal with a severe infection present in the area. Such infections are typically associated with a painful toothache, as well as swelling and visible irritation around the tooth. If the condition is especially severe, this may be associated with a foul taste in the mouth or even an abscess in the area. Patients dealing with these symptoms should seek a dentist’s attention immediately and may need a root canal in order to deal with the issue.

The Root Canal Process

3D model of a root canal

Before the root canal begins, your mouth will be completely numbed with a local anesthetic. This ensures that you won’t feel any part of the root canal process, ensuring your complete comfort. We will then open a hole in the tooth and, via the use of special instruments, extract the diseased pulp from within. A substance called gutta percha will then be used to fill the gap left by the procedure, giving the tooth structure.

Root canals are typically finished off with a dental crown. We will take an impression of your tooth and design your restoration, sending our notes off to a lab where it will be produced. You will wear a temporary crown while this is happening, and we will call you back to our office when your final restoration is complete.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

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Despite their reputation, root canals are typically one of the least invasive methods of dealing with a severely infected tooth. The procedure is comfortable and, unlike extractions, allows you to keep your original tooth intact. Patients often see root-canaled teeth last for the rest of their life without any further complications.

Your dental crown will blend in perfectly with the rest of your smile, meaning that you won’t have to worry about the tooth standing out. With all that this treatment can do, there’s nothing to stop you from reaching out if you’re suffering from a toothache.