Root Canal Therapy in Burnet, TX
Root canals have historically had a bad rap, but the good news is that today's modern dental technology allows for much less painful and "scary" root canal treatments. Better yet, the procedure delivers a 95 percent success rate!
If a tooth develops an infection or abscess, if it is severely decayed or injured, or if a nerve is damaged, we may recommend a root canal treatment. Symptoms of infection include the following:
- Pain when chewing
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Gum swelling and tenderness
- Tooth discoloration
- Or no symptoms at all; only detected during a dental exam
A root canal infection can cause serious complications if not treated, including swelling of the face and neck, tooth loss, and infection draining into your gums, cheeks, skin, or even the bloodstream! The only alternative to a root canal is extracting the tooth and replacing it with an implant, bridge, or partial denture, which is far more costly and time-consuming than a root canal treatment.
At Burnet Dental Center, we can help you determine the best way to save a damaged tooth and restore your healthy smile.