Root canal treatments can be one of the best ways to manage teeth that are infected, abscessed or severely decayed. In the past, teeth that were damaged severely enough that the root was affected were generally extracted. While extracting the diseased or damaged tooth can eliminate the problems associated with the immediate health issue, it can also lead to further dental problems, including misalignments and an increased risk of tooth decay, periodontal disease and further tooth loss. If you have a seriously damaged tooth, our Houston root canal expert may recommend a root canal treatment to preserve the function and structure of the tooth.
A root canal treatment is designed to remove the diseased root tissue inside the tooth. This process can be used to eliminate pain and infection and save the tooth itself. If you are a candidate for a root canal treatment, our expert in root canal in Houston will begin by anesthetizing the area in which we will be working. If necessary, we may also use sedation to ensure a more comfortable experience for you.
Once the area is completely numb, our Houston root canal expert will create an access point and then remove the damaged material and any infection that is present. The roots of the tooth will be carefully cleaned of all debris and bacteria, and a medicated material will be placed to further promote healing. Some root canals can be performed in a single appointment, but some serious infections may require additional treatment to ensure all the infected tissue is removed. Once the tooth is stabilized, it can be permanently restored with a porcelain crown, which offers additional strength and protection against further damage.
Our expert in root canal in Houston may recommend a root canal treatment if you have an extremely large cavity, have a tooth that has broken or been damaged, have teeth with large fillings or have symptoms of infection, such as a throbbing pain or pain that is caused by pressure or temperature changes. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule your appointment with our Houston dentist.
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