Dr. Charles McCluer
3600 Hulen Street, Suite A1
Fort Worth, TX 76107

 Root Canals

If you have a tooth that is decayed and there is danger that the decay will kill the tooth or that the infection will spread, your dentist will probably recommend root canal surgery (also just called a “root canal”) for that tooth. A root canal can help relieve toothache, stop an infection from spreading, and help promote healing and better oral health.

Dr. Charles McCluer performs root canals in one visit and with no pain, using septocaine anesthesia. That means you can get back to normal and on with the healing process faster.

What happens during a root canal treatment?
Your gums will be numbed with a topical anesthetic, after which you’ll receive an injection of local anesthetic that numbs your teeth, gums, tongue, and that entire area of your face.

Once your mouth has been anesthetized, the dentist will drill into the tooth to remove the infected pulp from the pulp cavity inside the tooth. After the pulp has been removed, the dentist will fill the inside of the tooth below the gum line with medication and a filling.

Then the tooth may be fitted with a permanent crown that makes the tooth stronger and less susceptible to further infection, and keeps it from being too fragile due to the pulp being removed.

Choose Dr. McCluer for root canals in Fort Worth
Root canals have had an unfortunate reputation for being painful and difficult as long as there have been root canal treatments. But with modern dental surgery methods, a root canal doesn’t have to be as bad as they used to be. Dr. McCluer performs one-visit root canals that are painless and use septocaine anesthesia. We try to make it as easy and pain-free as a root canal can possibly be!

If your infected or decayed tooth is too damaged to be saved by a root canal, we can perform a tooth extraction instead, and can replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant and bridge.

To get an accurate diagnosis and discuss your root canal treatment options, call the office of Dr. McCluer at (817) 731-2661 to make an appointment.