Root canal treatment, often simply called a root canal, is a treatment that focuses on repairing damage and decay to the inner portion of your tooth, which holds your dental pulp, tooth nerves, and root canal system. This sensitive area, when exposed to decay, can easily become infected, causing severe pain and the eventual death of the tooth. To ensure we maintain your overall health and save your smile, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Nguyen, Dr. Kennedy, and Dr. Olzack seek to provide you with root canal treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis.
We use the greatest skill and care when performing root canal treatment. Our dentists typically use anesthesia to numb your tooth and the surrounding area before we gently open the tooth. All decayed dental pulp is removed and your root canal system is cleaned out and restored. The inside of your tooth is filled with gutta-percha, a medicinal rubber material, and the tooth is then sealed with a filling or crown.
If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may be in need of a root canal in Waco, Texas. Please do not hesitate to contact our dental office today for more information and to schedule your appointment with our office. Our team at Acre Wood Dental is truly dedicated to taking care of your smile.