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Root Canals

Root canal therapy, commonly known as a root canal, is a restorative dentistry technique that can save a damaged or bacteria-infested tooth.

A diseased root canal is often painful. At the general and family dentistry practice of Dr. Travis Markle, we don’t want you to be ensnared by the discomfort and problems generated by an interior tooth infection. You may need root canal therapy if you’re experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Severe toothache
  • Pain when you chew or apply pressure
  • Darkening of your tooth
  • Swelling or tenderness in nearby gums

When Dr. Markle performs a root canal, he removes the tissues and nerve. Then he disinfects the tooth, and files it with special tools until it’s smooth and sterile. The disinfected tooth is then filled with gutta percha—a special dental material that helps to prevent re-infection. The restored tooth is then reinforced with a porcelain crown in order to strengthen it and restore its function and appearance.


Dr. Travis Markle and his expert dental team offer general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry for families in Tyler, Whitehouse, Bullard, Lindale, and surrounding areas. At our Tyler, Texas office, you’ll always find great care and great people. Call us today to make an appointment!