Root Canal Therapy

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that treats infection within the center of a tooth, eliminating the need for extraction. At ConfiDent Smile Studio, Dr. Ken and Dr. Powell perform this vital treatment to remove the infected or damaged pulp, clean the root canal and seal the tooth to prevent further infection. This procedure is essential for preserving a tooth that might otherwise be lost to decay or injury.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy can save and restore a tooth that has been severely damaged or infected, preventing tooth loss and maintaining your natural smile. It also alleviates pain and discomfort associated with tooth infection, stops the spread of infection to other teeth and improves overall oral health. By choosing root canal therapy, patients can enjoy the function and appearance of their natural teeth without the need for more extensive dental work.

Preserve your natural teeth and relieve dental discomfort with root canal therapy in Dallas and North Dallas, Texas. Contact our dentists and team at 214-888-6726 to schedule a consultation and learn more about this effective treatment option.

The Process of Root Canal Therapy


The first step involves diagnosing the extent of the tooth infection through examination and X-rays.


Local anesthesia is administered to ensure the procedure is pain-free.


The infected or damaged pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected.


The root canal is filled with a biocompatible material, and the tooth is sealed with a filling or crown for protection and to restore its natural function.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

With modern techniques and anesthesia, root canal therapy is typically no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

Most patients can return to their normal activities the next day, although the treated area may feel sensitive for a few days.

How Successful Is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy has a high success rate where treated teeth can last a lifetime with proper care.