Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy, commonly known as a root canal, is an essential procedure in dental care, designed to save a tooth that has been severely infected or damaged. When decay or injury penetrates the outer layers of a tooth, reaching the pulp and nerves, it can lead to significant pain and risk the tooth’s viability. If left untreated, the infection can spread, ultimately necessitating tooth extraction. However, with timely intervention, our skilled dentists can preserve the tooth and restore your oral health.

During a root canal procedure, the infected and damaged tissue within the tooth is carefully removed. The tooth’s interior is then thoroughly cleaned and disinfected to eliminate bacteria and prevent further infection. Afterward, the cleaned cavity is filled with a biocompatible material to ensure the tooth’s structural integrity. To protect and restore the tooth’s function and appearance, a dental crown is often placed on top.

Contrary to common misconceptions, modern root canal therapy is relatively pain-free. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, anesthesia and refined techniques, you can expect minimal discomfort during the procedure. Our dedicated team prioritizes your comfort and wellbeing, ensuring that each visit to our office is as pleasant and stress-free as possible.

We understand that the idea of a root canal can be daunting, but rest assured, it is a routine procedure with a high success rate. Most root canal treatments can be completed in one or two visits, allowing you to quickly return to your normal activities with a healthy, pain-free smile.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Christian Nwokorie or Dr. Rashmi Thapa or to learn more about root canal therapy in Keene, Texas, please contact Keene Family Dentistry at 817-641-0000. Our team is here to provide you with the information and care you need to maintain a healthy, beautiful smile. Never let fear of discomfort prevent you from seeking the treatment you need — our experienced dentists are committed to delivering the best possible care in a comfortable and reassuring environment.