Root Canal Therapy

If you suffer from swelling, pain, or oozing around a tooth, then Drs. Risinger and Murphy may recommend repairing it with a root canal therapy. Through this treatment, our dentists rid your mouth of infection so you can return to having a happy, healthy lifestyle. Call our team at Jordan Risinger today if you would like to learn more about receiving a root canal in Athens, Texas.

 

Root canal therapy is a procedure used to restore health to a tooth and to prevent it from being extraction. It is necessary if decay has gone so deep into a tooth that a dental filling cannot repair it and replace the damaged structure. Some of the reasons we perform root canal therapy include:

  • Oral trauma that damages the tooth
  • Having infection or decay affecting the inner tooth tissues (called pulp)
  • Having an abscess (pus pocket) at the tooth root tip

To perform a root canal therapy, we remove the pulp tissues from the roots and inner chamber of the tooth, after which we restore tooth structure with a dental crown. Completing this procedure can renew the health and functionality of a tooth. Call our dental office today so we can help you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you have always wanted.