Fresh 32 Family Dentistry

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canal Treatment

How can we help you?

As your dentist, we treat whatever oral health problem you face, from cavities to missing teeth. However, we also want to provide the information you need to make better decisions that help keep you out of the dental chair. This is why we take patient education so seriously and encourage you to ask questions. When it comes to your oral health, no question is too small; if it matters to you, it matters to us!

Your questions also inform us about your priorities are and tell us how we can best help you. To get you started, we've shared several questions that we hear most frequently, but we would love to hear from you if you have others not listed here. Please contact us, and we will be happy to find the answer you need!

Root Canal Treatment

The term root canal refers to a structure deep within your tooth. So if your root canal becomes infected due to deep dental cavities, tooth fracture, or persistent gum infection, root canal therapy corrects the issue.

man getting a root canal in Mesquite officeWhat Is a Root Canal in Mesquite?

The best way to understand how root canal treatment in Mesquite, TX works is to visualize your tooth and how it functions. Your teeth must endure powerful forces so you can chew all the tough foods you need to survive. That's why each tooth has a super-hard shell called your tooth enamel. Then, your inner tooth is soft and enriched with living tissue to keep this shell alive and strong.

To support this soft tissue, known as tooth pulp, your tooth must be connected to your nervous and circulatory systems. This happens via your root canal, which is one or more slender conduits that join your tooth pulp via the root to your jaw.

 What Does Root Canal Treatment Involve?

If bacteria has worked its way into and through your tooth pulp, it inevitably enters the root, causing inflammation and pain. Root canal treatment removes all existing infection and seals your inner tooth to guard against future infections. One of our root canal dentists will use modern tools to gently clean your root canals after numbing your mouth.

This procedure results in saving your natural tooth from likely extraction. We invite you to call our Mesquite, TX dental office to learn more about root canal treatment at Fresh 32 Family Dentistry.

Dr. Lalani is a gentle, caring dentist in Mesquite whose goal is to provide comfortable dentistry for his patients. We have designed Fresh 32 Family Dentistry to be a warm and welcoming place, and we provide the same gentle treatment whether you are having a teeth cleaning or root canal. 

man smiling in dental chairYour Comfort Is Our Priority

If you haven’t visited a dental office recently, you may not realize how much the emphasis has shifted to patient comfort over the years. To help you maintain excellent oral health for a lifetime, we must provide a soothing, comfortable experience that makes you feel good about visiting the dentist. 

When it’s time for treatment, we use powerful local anesthetics that numb your tooth so you won’t feel pain during your procedure. We also offer light sedation with nitrous oxide, better known as “laughing gas.”

Knowledge and Information Empower You

Our patients also find it very helpful when we take time to explain what they can expect during a specific procedure. Anxiety often comes from a fear of the unknown, so we take that “unknown” out of the picture.

Answering your questions and being honest and open with you about what to expect also helps build trust, a crucial element of any professional relationship.

Schedule an Appointment at Our Mesquite, TX Dental Office

Dr. Lalani and his dental team would love to meet you and show you how our caring and kind approach to dentistry can benefit you. Please call us to schedule your next dental exam and teeth cleaning at our Mesquite dental office.

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