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Root Therapy

Root Therapy

When a tooth is badly decayed or infected, one of the only ways to salvage it is through an intensive root canal treatment.

This therapy is usually the last resort for both dentists as well as patients and is performed only when the tooth is beyond routine repair procedures. If the tooth’s nerve is infected or if the pulp is damaged, a root canal procedure is chosen to remove the infected parts. After the inside of the tooth is completely rid of infected contents, it is filled, sealed and a crown is placed to protect the tooth long-term.

We, at Silk Dental Wellness, understand that one of the biggest concerns with a root canal treatment is the fear of pain. However, we assure that majority of the time, the treatment will be no more painful than a routine tooth filling and with the hands of our experienced dentists, you will appreciate the long-term benefits of the procedure.


A root canal procedure is prescribed only when the root of the tooth itself is damaged, whether the nerve or the pulp. This commonly occurs when the pulp or nerve are infected, irritated or inflamed. This irritation can be caused by deep decay, trauma, cracks or chips in teeth, large fillings, as well as repeated dental procedures. Some of the signs and symptoms that you may require a root canal treatment include:

• Tooth Discoloration or Darkening
• Tendering and Swelling in Neighboring Gums
• Severe Toothache on Applying Pressure or Chewing
• Extreme Sensitivity to Heat or Cold
• Recurring or Persistent Pimples (abcesses) on the Gums
• Sensitivity and/or pain that does not go away after a filling or crown procedure – typically due to the fact that the initial irritation/cracks are deeper than expected.

It is important to note that in many cases, none of these signs are present and only when your tooth exhibits extreme pain do you realize the problem. Small tooth decay can take years to aggravate and can be easily stopped when a patient maintains their protocol of preventative maintenance of at least every 6 month with the necessary X-Rays, etc (or as recommended by our dental professionals). Again, the best solution to avoid root canals is to visit the dentist twice a year and fix any decay problems immediately.

Success Rate of Root Canal Therapy

Overall, Dallas root canal therapy has a great success rate. About 95% of procedures performed have been successful! With proper oral hygiene and dental care, a tooth that has undergone a root canal can last a lifetime.

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