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Your dentist, Dr. Mehrnaz Iranmehr, is happy to offer root canal treatment in Dallas, Texas, to help patients like you restore the health of their tooth and boost their oral health. Root canal treatment is typically necessary when a tooth is severely decayed or damaged to the point where a dental filling, dental crown or other dental restoration cannot improve the health of the tooth. To tell you more about this treatment, our dentist is happy to provide some root canal facts, which are:

-Root canal treatment is the process of removing the harmed internal structures of the tooth, like the tooth nerve and tooth pulp. After doing so, your dentist will fill the tooth with a special dental material called gutta percha. To complete the treatment, she will support the tooth with a dental restoration, like a dental crown or dental filling.

-Root canal treatment does not usually cause pain, no matter what you might believe. This is because your dentist will use a local anesthetic to numb the mouth before treatment.

-Root canal treatment might cause some tooth sensitivity after the treatment, but that is to be expected. Your dentist might prescribe some medication to help you. The sensitivity should resolve itself in three to five days.

-Root canal treatment can help you restore the health and function of your tooth. In fact, it can help you efficiently chew, have a normal biting force, have a normal sensation with the tooth, have a natural appearance, and even protect the surrounding teeth.

Do you have any questions about root canals? If so, please contact our dental team at Preston Family Dentistry when you get the chance. All you need to do is dial 972-447-9707 and we will be more than happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to hearing from you!