A root canal is a procedure to save a tooth that is dead, damaged or infected. The pulp, or living part of the tooth, is made up of nerves and blood vessels. It is contained in the pulp chamber, a space in the center of the tooth and extends through the roots and connects to the surrounding bone.

A tooth can become infected or necrotic for a number of reasons:

  • Decay — bacteria have invaded the tooth so deep that they have caused an infection in the pulp.
  • Trauma — a traumatic injury to the face can cause an inflammation or necrosis of the pulp.
  • Deep fillings — fillings that have to be placed close to the pulp chamber due to the presence of tooth decay or fractures.
  • Unexplained — sometimes the pulp can become inflamed and die for unknown reasons.

During a root canal procedure in our Haslet, TX, office, the nerve and pulp are removed from the empty space inside of the root, which is then cleaned and irrigated with antibacterial agents, filled with a biocompatible material, and sealed.

Our Haslet, TX, dentist office uses a high-tech “bio-ceramic” sealer that is gentle on the tooth and surrounding tissue, bonds to the tooth to prevent future bacterial invasions and kills any remaining bacteria in the canal.

Call Radiant Dental Care, your Haslet, TX, dentist at (817) 439-8393. We can help you determine the best way to save your tooth and your smile.