When you need endodontic treatment, you may find that your dentist needs to refer you to a root canal specialist. Because this particular therapy involves treating the canals inside of your teeth — which house nerve tissue — and that some of those teeth have multiple or curved roots, it can be a tedious procedure for your family dentist to complete.   Seeing an endodontist means you’ll have a professional with specialized equipment and years of experience, ensuring the best possible outcome. During a root canal, the infected nerve inside of your tooth is removed. Then, we clean and sterilize the hollow chambers left behind to ensure that all bacteria are eliminated. Finally, the canals are filled, sealing off the inside of the tooth and preventing reinfection; the filling material extends from the tip of the root up to the crown of the tooth. Because the enamel is no longer vital, you’ll need a crown over the tooth to protect it against wearing down or chipping apart over time.

Why Do I Need Endodontic Treatment?

There are a number of reasons why a tooth might need a root canal. Some of the most common ones that we see involve:
  • Dental abscesses
  • Deep areas of tooth decay
  • Past trauma to the tooth
  • Tooth death
  • Retreating a failed root canal
  • Severe pain or hypersensitivity
  • Cracked teeth
Not all teeth need root canals. Some of our patients are referred to us specifically for a consultation with an endodontic expert. During your exam, we’ll utilize advanced technology that allows us to pinpoint otherwise difficult-to-diagnose conditions. If you want an expert opinion or need to go ahead and have the procedure completed, our DFW endodontist is here to help.

Gentle Root Canals in North Texas

As an endodontic expert, Dr. Lee has completed hundreds of root canal procedures. The resources available within our practice allow you to receive an efficient and gentle treatment. Additionally, we offer in-house dental sedation. Whether you need a root canal, dental implant, or both, we can complete everything at once, as you relax through the whole appointment. Getting a root canal has never been so easy!

Visit Our North Texas Endodontist

Dr. John Lee is a board-certified endodontic specialist, providing comprehensive root canal therapy and endodontics treatments to our patients. As your multi-specialty practice in North Texas, we offer expert care in a state-of-the-art facility, close to your home. You can contact us directly to request a consultation, or ask for a referral from your family dentist!