If you have a toothache or jaw pain, you might need Root Canal Therapy. Root canal therapy is required when a tooth becomes deeply infected and the nerves are being eaten by decay.
If the decay isn't stopped in time, the tooth can die and will fall out. If Root Canal Therapy, or Endodontic Therapy, is performed in time, the tooth structure can be saved, which is better for your surrounding teeth.
We work to ensure our patients are comfortable throughout their treatment. Root canal surgery is rendered virtually pain free with local anesthetics. We also offer nitrous oxide (laughing gas), which has a sedating effect to help you feel more comfortable.
To treat the tooth with the infection, we will clean out the infected tooth, remove any bacteria, fill it in and cap it off with a crown to seal and strengthen the tooth.
Advances have been made in recent years that make root canal surgery faster and more pain free than even just a decade ago. This fundamental dental procedure is among the most important procedures for saving teeth that might otherwise be lost to decay.
Please call us at 713-523-6848 if you have any questions about Root Canal Therapy.