If you could look inside of your tooth, you'd see a chamber that runs from root tip to root tip, and through this chamber runs tissue known as the pulp. The pulp feeds the tooth and relays nerve impulses to keep you aware of how the tooth is doing. When the chamber becomes exposed, whether through extensive decay or a fracture, it can damage and infect the pulp. Pulp can also become damaged through an injury, like a blow to a tooth. When this happens, the pulp that's been infected or damaged needs to be removed. The chamber is then filled, and the tooth is capped with a crown.
We want you to know that we're concerned about your comfort, and we'll go out of our way to make sure that your root canal therapy is as comfortable as possible. If you think you might need root canal therapy or haven't had a dental checkup in a while, contact us at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Weatherford, TX for an appointment. We serve Weatherford, Aledo, Brock, Millsap, Mineral Wells, and Springtown, Texas.