Arlington root canal

When you have a toothache that won’t seem to go away, you should go see your friendly Arlington dentist at HomeTown Dental! We’re here to make sure that your teeth are in good hands. We’ve answered some of your questions about Arlington root canal.

What is a Root Canal?

Every single one of your teeth has pulp in the center. When that pulp becomes infected, it has to be removed from the tooth with the dental procedure known as a root canal. To do this, your dentist will have to drill a small hole into your tooth, remove the infected pulp, thoroughly clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth and then fill it with a rubber-like material. Afterward, the tooth will be fully restored with a crown.

What Causes the Pulp to Get Infected?

There are multiple causes for pulp to become infected or inflamed. However, the most common reasons include a severe cavity or dental injuries such as a chipped or cracked tooth. That’s why it’s extremely important that you follow a proper dental health regimen and that a mouthguard is always worn during contact sports.

Is Getting a Root Canal Painful?

The process of getting an actual root canal isn’t painful. Our friendly Arlington dentist will apply a numbing agent to the area before they begin the procedure. However, before you get a root canal, it can be quite painful. In fact, that’s the biggest sign that something might be wrong with your dental health.

If you’re experiencing tooth pain and want to get to the bottom of it, contact HomeTown Dental’s Arlington dentist. Whether you need an Arlington root canal or just a simple dental cleaning, we’ve got you covered! Contact us today to schedule your next dental checkup.

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