Root Canal Treatment in New Braunfels

Root Canal Treatment in New Braunfels

Our New Braunfels team strives to ensure that your root canal treatment is as comfortable and pain-free as possible.

While root canals have an infamous reputation, many patients report that the process is more tolerable than they had anticipated. In fact, a root canal can eliminate pain. Each year, Daniel Allen, DDS of New Braunfels performs countless root canals, also known as endodontic treatment.

Our New Braunfels team has had positive results from root canal treatment.

Signs you might need a root canal:

  • Moderate lingering toothache that may include throbbing sensation
  • Severe tooth pain that may prevent you from sleeping
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Visible cavity that has gone untreated
  • Pain while eating
  • Swelling or bleeding of the gums
  • Pain that starts in the tooth and causes discomfort in the jaw, ear, or head

A root canal can save your tooth and help relieve pain. Contrary to popular belief, modern root canals are similar to a routine filling. The procedure becomes necessary when the pulp, or soft tissue of the inner tooth, becomes inflamed or infected.

Often, patients come to Daniel Allen, DDS of New Braunfels with a toothache or for a routine check-up and find out they are in need of a root canal. Root canal treatment may be required to treat a variety of issues including deep tooth decay, faulty crowns, cracks or chips in the tooth, or repeated dental procedures.

If your dentist determines you need a root canal, know what to expect.

During a root canal, the pulp is removed. The inside of the tooth is then cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a rubber-like material.

Finally, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling and will function like any other tooth.

After your root canal, our New Braunfels team will ensure the health of your tooth at regular 6-month check ups. After receiving a root canal, your tooth can last a lifetime.

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