Dr. Farrokh Farrokhnejad, DDS Class of 1996
Dr. Vida Tahmoresi, DDS Class of 1994
Gentle Touch Dentistry, is a provider of quality but affordable dental services in Harker Heights, Killeen, Belton, Fort Hood, Temple and Copperas Cove in Central Texas. Regular checkups help to prevent tooth aches, and avoid root canals, or extractions. However when decay has invaded the vital part of your tooth ( pulp or nerve and blood vessel bundles ), or because of a trauma, your tooth will start hurting, might have lingering cold sensitivity, hot sensitivity, pain to pressure, or no pain at all, for which you might need a root canal procedure performed.
Root Canal Treatment is a procedure by means of which, after removing decayed tooth structure, we will remove the infected pulp material, and we subsequently disinfect the pulp canal areas (canals), and seal the canal(s) with the standard root canal sealing material. Depending on the severity of the infection, we might also need to keep medication in your canal(s) for sometimes before the procedure is completed.
What you need to know in case your tooth is infected, since the tooth cannot heal itself, the infective material will get to the end of the root(s), and colonize the bone area under the tooth in the jaw. The more you wait before seeking help, the more chances of bone loss, abscess, and possibility of the infective material to cause never infection of the neighboring teeth, and the more need of long term canal therapies, or extractions.
Gentle Touch Dentistry is a general practice dental office, and we have been offering variety of dental procedures including root canal treatments since 1999 in Harker Heights, Killeen, Belton, Fort hood, Temple, and Copperas Cove in Central Texas.
After the root canal treatment was performed, your tooth will also be needing a permanent restoration which might include a metallic or carbon fiber post (to make your tooth stronger), and a crown to make your tooth withstand the forces of occlusion, and not to break.
Give us a call today to learn more about what we can do for your oral health, our phone number is 254-698-4698.