Root canals are one of our most common endodontic treatments at Dr. Scott A. Ervin’s dental office. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that treats infections and conditions that affect the inner portion of your tooth where your dental pulp and tooth nerves are located. When tooth decay reaches past your tooth enamel, this sensitive area can be easily infected and eventually lead to tooth loss. The goal of root canal treatment is to save your tooth and relieve the severe pain caused by the infection.
Under the caring direction of our experienced dentist, Dr. Scott A. Ervin, a root canal in Terrell, Texas can be virtually painless. We use local anesthesia and any necessary sedation to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire process. After your tooth has been cleaned and prepared, it is opened and all decay and damage is removed. The inside of your tooth is replaced with a strong, rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Then, your tooth is sealed with a dental filling or dental crown. Root canal treatment is suggested to restore the integrity of your original tooth structure and ensure your smile lasts for years to come. For more information about the benefits of root canal treatment and how we take care of your smile, we welcome you to call or visit our dental offices today. We look forward to helping you and your family achieve optimal oral health.