When your teeth get damaged by tooth decay or an accident, there are various treatments available like dental fillings, inlays and onlays, veneers, and crowns that can restore your smile. But if the damage is extensive and bacteria has seeped into the tooth’s inner chamber and infected the dental pulp, you might need to undergo root canal therapy.
At Edgewater Dental, we do everything we can to save your damaged tooth and keep it from being extracted. We perform root canal therapy using state-of-the-art technologies and the latest dental techniques, providing a safe and effective treatment that takes only about an hour.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy, technically known as endodontic treatment, is a common but major dental procedure performed to remove harmful bacteria from the root canal of an infected tooth. This procedure is done to keep the infection from spreading to other teeth without having to extract the infected tooth. At Edgewater Dental, tooth extraction is a last resort procedure done only when all other options are exhausted.
What Can Root Canal Therapy Do for You?
- Other teeth are kept from being infected.
- The infected tooth is treated and restored.
- The natural form of your teeth is maintained.
- The jawbone is kept from being infected and degrading, which would have happened if the infected tooth were removed.
- Your oral health is restored.
- Your smile is maintained.
How Is Root Canal Therapy Done?
Our dental professionals will first do a thorough checkup, meticulously examining and cleaning the affected tooth. Through these, our dentist will determine what treatments are appropriate to address your dental issue. If they find that your tooth needs root canal therapy, they will proceed with the procedure.
Our endodontist, Jason Thompson, DMD, will first numb the treatment area using the latest anesthetic methods. He will then drill a small passageway to the root canal. Through that passageway, they will extract the infected dental pulp and clean the emptied root canal or any remaining bacteria. The passageway and root canal will then be filled with a medicated filling and then sealed up. A crown may be placed for extra strength and protection.
Edgewater Dental provides a wide range of general, preventative, and cosmetic dentistry services to clients of all ages in Sugar Land, Texas. If you feel severe toothache and might need a root canal, call us at (832) 532-7120, book an appointment online, or visit us at 3425 South, Hwy 6 Suite 108 B, Sugar Land, Texas 77478.