Millions of teeth are saved a year through root canal treatment. Also called endodontic therapy, this treatment is performed when the inner part of a tooth becomes infected from bacteria. During a root canal treatment, the inflamed and infected pulp of the tooth is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned. The tooth is then filled and sealed. A root canal can relieve your tooth pains and restore your smile.
While a common sign of needing a root canal may be a lingering pain in the tooth, other symptoms can also alert you. You may need treatment if you experience:
If you think you may need a root canal, come into our office for a proper evaluation to determine the cause of your discomfort. It’s important not to leave any pulp inflammation or infection untreated, or else it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Dr. Arthur will provide you with anesthesia during the treatment to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
Most root canal treatments can usually be done in one or two appointments. During the first appointment, the infected pulp is removed. On the second appointment, the root canal will be cleaned. The tooth will then get filled and fitted with a crown.
After the procedure, the tooth may feel sensitive for a few days. You may feel a bit of discomfort following your treatment, but if you begin to feel intense pain, give our Houston office a call immediately to avoid any further problems.
We want you to have a stress-free root canal experience. Our Houston dental office has even more tips on how to avoid any future problems with your root canal! If you are thinking about starting your journey to healthier teeth, don’t hesitate to come into our Houston dental office! Our staff would love to meet you and help you with the right course of action.