4 Year Old Gets Root Canal - No Pain, No Drugs! For a fear-free root canals treatment, Dr. John A. Moore, Jr. is the San Antonio, TX dentist to turn to for all of your restorative dentistry procedures. Cosmetic Dental Associates relies on skill and compassion, not extreme sedation, to put our patients’ dental anxiety at ease.
Dr. Moore is an award-winning dentist who taught restorative dentistry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for an entire decade. He is highly experienced, and you can feel confident that any treatment you receive in his hands will be done with the utmost care. Call us today at 210-951-4444 to schedule your first visit.
Root Canal Treatment Explained
A tooth in need of a root canal has a deep-seated infection. If left untreated, it’s possible for the infection to spread to surrounding teeth and your gums. While symptoms vary, you might be in need of a root canal if:
- Your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold
- Your gum is swollen or tender around your tooth
- Your tooth hurts when you use it to chew
- You have tooth pain that comes and goes throughout the day
If it’s determined you do need a root canal, Dr. Moore will begin your appointment by numbing the appropriate area of your mouth. He’ll then enter the narrow channels inside your tooth and clean out the infected pulp. He has a series of files he will use to treat the roots of your tooth. Your tooth, now free of infection, will be covered with a dental crown for appearance, strength, and protection from further damage.
To avoid future root canals, we recommend visiting our San Antonio, TX dental office every six months for a teeth cleaning and dental exam. We can also treat your teeth with fluoride to strengthen them against cavities.