Root Canal Therapy in Aubrey, TX

Restore Oral Health & Prevent Extraction

If you have an infected or deeply decayed tooth, you may need a root canal. It’s important to get this treated as soon as possible to prevent further decay and other complications. At 1385 Dental Studio, we perform root canal treatments to salvage your tooth and prevent the need for an extraction. Dr. Hala Mustafa is highly experienced in restorative dental care. Contact us now to schedule an appointment in Aubrey, TX.

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A root canal

What Is A Root Canal?

The center of your tooth is composed of a soft material called the pulp. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, it must be removed. Dr. Mustafa will drill an opening into the tooth to scrape out the damaged pulp, clean the canals, and seal it with a filling. 

The pulp consists of connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves but it is not vital to your oral health to preserve the pulp.

Taking care of the damaged pulp is incredibly important because bacteria can multiply inside the tooth which can lead to an infection or abscess. Catching tooth decay in its early stages is important because it enables us to save the tooth and prevent the need for extraction.

The Root Canal Process

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Tooth Preparation

To prevent pain, Dr. Mustafa will place a numbing cream on your gums before injecting a local anesthetic. To keep the area dry, a rubber dam will be placed around the tooth which prevents the flow of saliva around the affected tooth.

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Removing the Pulp & Cleaning

Once the anesthetic has kicked in, a small opening will be made at the top of the tooth by drilling into the tooth. Dr. Mustafa will use canal files to scrape out the pulp and clean out any subsequent bacteria inside the canals.

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If there is any present infection, you may be given medication to clear this up. Your tooth’s interior will then be sealed with a sealer paste and gutta-percha and the opening will be sealed with a filling.