Richard Fossum, DDS
2534 Blue Meadow Drive, Temple, TX 76502
(254) 778-3900  

Root Canal Therapy in Temple

When the pulp layer of a tooth becomes infected, it is necessary to remove the infection with root canal therapy. It is a generally comfortable procedure that saves your tooth and gives you back your healthy smile. Dr. Fossum and Dr. Elmore use advanced tools and techniques to perform root canals and save irreparably damaged teeth from extraction, often in a single visit. You’ll be surprised at how comfortable modern root canal therapy can be!

The innermost layer of a tooth is called the pulp, or nerve. Canals run from the pulp to the tooth root, carrying blood and vital nutrients to the root and removing toxins and other harmful material. When damaged by a deep cavity, tooth fracture, or other trauma, this pulp can become infected and die, which causes pain and pressure. Left untreated, you may experience bone deterioration and tooth loss.

Dr. Fossum and Dr. Elmore can perform a root canal to eradicate the infection and preserve tooth structure. They’ll clean out the canals, and then seal them to protect against further damage and prevent extraction. The result is a strong, healthy tooth and revitalized oral health.

Call our dental office today to schedule your root canal appointment with Dr. Fossum or Dr. Elmore. We give Temple and surrounding areas customized care for fantastic smiles.