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Need A Root Canal? Contact  Cottonwood Dental In Irving, Texas

Many people tend to have negative perceptions about root canal procedures. However, it is important to know that modern root canals are safe, effective, and comfortable. They can provide immense relief from severe pain caused by inflamed or infected teeth. Our mission at Cottonwood Dental is to help patients in Irving, Texas understand this dental procedure better.


Teeth Cleaning
Dental Checkups
Root Canal Therapy
Crowns and Bridges
Gum Disease Therapy
Full/Partial Dentures
Tooth Extractions

Is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

Endodontic treatment becomes necessary when the pulp inside the tooth gets inflamed or infected. The inflammation or infection can be caused by several factors, including deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. A blow to a tooth may also cause pulp damage, even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If left untreated, pulp inflammation or infection can lead to pain or an abscess.

What Is A Root Canal?

Root canals are dental procedures that involve removing the infected pulp from a tooth to save healthy teeth and prevent further infection. The resulting cavity is then closed and sealed, similar to a regular dental filling. 

Root canals help prevent tooth loss, protect the structure of the jaw, support weakened teeth, and eliminate painful infections. The procedure can be completed in one or two appointments, depending on its severity. Modern root canals are relatively pain-free, highly effective and have a quick recovery time, with most patients experiencing minimal pain and discomfort afterwards.

When Do You Need A Root Canal?

When the pulp of your tooth gets damaged due to deep tooth decay, untreated cavities, multiple dental procedures on the same tooth, a crack or chip in the tooth, or tooth injury, root canals are often required. The most common symptoms of damaged pulp include swelling, pain, and heat sensation in and around the affected tooth. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is advisable to contact your dentist as soon as possible. Addressing the issue early can help prevent any further dental issues.

Schedule An Appointment At Cottonwood Dental

Request an appointment online and we will do our best to accommodate you. Please note we will respond to online requests as soon as possible during our working hours. If your matter is urgent, we encourage you to give us a call at (972) 261-1166.
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