Saving Teeth from Severe Tooth Decay
Tooth decay is the kind of dental condition that may not be obvious at first, but once it takes hold, it can quickly progress and destroy increasingly more of your healthy tooth structure. In many cases, tooth decay can be prevented, or treated with a conservative, tooth-colored filling. Sometimes, however, tooth decay can reach your tooth’s pulp (the chamber that houses its nerves and blood vessels), making it untreatable with just a filling. Root canal treatment, which involves cleaning your tooth’s pulp and the root canal connected to it, can be a much more effective option.
What Root Canal Treatment Means
When tooth decay reaches your tooth’s pulp, there is a risk of the decay spreading through the root canal that extends into your jawbone. To prevent this, Dr. Munilla can perform root canal therapy to remove the harmful oral bacteria and infected tooth tissues, and then seal the root canal and pulp to restore the tooth’s strength. For further protection, he may also suggest fortifying the tooth with a custom-made, lifelike dental crown.
Ask Dr. Munilla if You Need Root Canal Treatment
If your tooth is in severe pain, then it may be internally infected and require root canal treatment as soon as possible. To find out, schedule a dental consultation by calling Munilla Dental today at (817) 379-1200. Located in Southlake, TX, we also proudly serve patients who live Keller, Colleyville, Grapevine, West Lake, Trophy Club, and North Richland Hills.