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Coppell Dentist, Dentist in Coppell,

Glynn K. Solomon, DDS, FAGD, Fellow Academy of General Dentistry

 

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

972-745-7745

Our Services
 

Root Canal (Endodontics)

Dr. Solomon does offer root canal therapy as one of his services. Rootcanals are probably the most dreaded dental procedure by the public,however, Dr. Solomon takes great pride in his "painless" techniques.

This once "horrifying" experience in the dental chair has become a verycomfortable and easy procedure to receive thanks to modern dentaltechnology and instrumentation. Often times it is a one appointment visit leaving many patients wondering, "what is all the fuss about root canals."

Root Canal, or endodontics, is the process of removing the nerves from the roots of a tooth. A root canal is often necessary to save an infected tooth. If an infected tooth is left alone for a long period of time, an abscess can form. An abscess will show up on an x-ray as a dark spot below the apex of the root. This is actually bone loss in the jaw. It is very important to catch this problem before it deteriorates too far.

Process

The first step of the procedure is to anesthetize the effected area. The next step is to open an access point through the top, or biting surface of the tooth. The doctor will then determine a working length of each canal. Each canal is then cleaned and shaped in preparation for the filling material. Once each canal is prepared, it is filled with an inert material called gutta percha. The canals are then sealed. The tooth is now ready for a restoration, which is usually a crown. This entire procedure is often completed in two visits.

Why do I need a root canal?

There are a number of reasons why one of your teeth may need a root canal. These include but are not limited to, a very deep cavity that extends into the nerve, a trauma to the tooth that exposes the nerve, or a crack in the tooth that extends into the nerve of the tooth.

 
 
 
We proudly offer root canal treatment at our convenient location in Coppell, . If you have a toothache or pain in any of your teeth, you may need a root canal.