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Do you need 79119 root canal treatment?

Root canal treatment is an effective method for treating a tooth that has been compromised by severe decay or traumatic injury. At Houston, Vlosich & Short, DDS, your provider of 79119 root canal therapy, we use state-of-the-art approaches to keep you comfortable and relaxed while we deliver the most precise treatment. Root canal can help relieve the pain of a toothache and save a damaged tooth from extraction.

79119 root canal

When there is irreversible damage or decay to the nerves of your tooth, your dentist may recommend root canal treatment. Underneath the outermost biting surface of your tooth is a layer of core tissues, referred to as the dental pulp. When your tooth is first developing, dental pulp plays the important role of providing the tooth with nutrients, however, once the tooth is fully matured, it no longer requires dental pulp to remain functional. A fracture or deep decay may allow bacteria to seep in and infect the dental pulp. Increased blood flow to the infected tooth causes a buildup of pressure, which leads to a toothache. A toothache may be accompanied by symptoms such as swelling around the infected tooth and fever. If you are experiencing these symptoms it is important to get to your dentist right away. During your 79119 root canal treatment, your dentist will remove the dead or damaged dental pulp, clean and shape the pulp chamber, then fill the tooth with inert materials to prevent subsequent infection. Root canals are 95% effective, and a tooth that has been treated with a root canal can remain healthy and functional throughout your life.

At Houston, Vlosich & Short, DDS, your provider of 79119 root canal treatment, our goal is to keep your teeth healthy and your smile beautiful. We provide gentle, compassionate care to make your visit to the dentist a stress-free experience. To learn more, call today.


3503 S Soncy Rd
Amarillo, TX 79119
(806) 589-3501