Endodontics — Root Canal

Serving Hobbs, Odessa, Southeast New Mexico and West Texas

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Bacteria that are allowed to wear away at your enamel can eventually harm a tooth's dental pulp, the living tissue inside the tooth root that is responsible for nourishment. Dr. B.J. Henderson and his dental team offer state-of-the-art endodontic treatment for patients with diseased pulp who want to avoid tooth extraction.

The Purpose of Dental Pulp

Dental pulp is the internal tissue of a tooth root. Pulp runs through each tooth's root canals, providing nutrients to the tooth. Comprised of nerves and blood vessels, the pulp's job is to keep a tooth healthy. When the pulp has been compromised, Dr. B.J. Henderson performs a root canal to remove the pulp and replace it with a filler material in order to preserve the tooth. While the treated tooth will no longer be nourished by the dental pulp, it will be fed by a blood supply via gum tissue. A tooth that has undergone a root canal will be fully functional and should maintain its strength and color thanks to the addition of a dental crown.

Saving a Tooth with a Root Canal

Dentists like Dr. Henderson who perform endodontics, or root canal therapy, have a special focus concerning the inner workings of the tooth. Many patients will require a root canal because their dental pulp has become infected. What started out as a small cavity may have spread and invaded enamel, causing serious damage to tissue inside the tooth root. Another reason for a root canal is traumatic injury to the pulp, resulting from either a tooth fracture or break, or too much dental work.

Why Treatment is Crucial

Bacteria that penetrate the root canals will eventually stifle blood supply to the tooth, leading to a host of additional problems. If left untreated for too long, a diseased tooth may need to be extracted to prevent damage to the jaw bone and the spread of infection to other areas of the body. Pain, swelling, and abscesses are common signs of a diseased tooth root. However, many infections will go unnoticed with no symptoms at all. Make sure you get regular dental checkups so Dr. Henderson can catch signs of infection promptly.

For more insight on the root canal procedure and its benefits, talk to the experienced team at the Hobbs cosmetic dentistry office of B.J. Henderson, DDS. Our experienced team will work with you to find a dental solution that is effective and affordable. If you are a resident of Southeast New Mexico or West Texas, please contact us today for a no-obligation smile evaluation.

B.J. Henderson, DDS
Where we change lives every day, one smile at a time.

3130 N Grimes St.
Hobbs, NM 88240

Disclaimer: The information provided on this website regarding root canal procedures is not meant to be taken as formal advice. Please contact a qualified dentist in your area for more information. Hobbs endodontic dentist Dr. Henderson serves clients in Hobbs, Carlsbad, Odessa, Roswell, Seminole and surrounding areas in New Mexico. Please contact him today for a dentistry consultation. This website is not intended for viewing or usage by European Union citizens.

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