Root canal treatment, often referred to as a root canal, is a dental procedure designed to save a severely damaged or infected tooth. It is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction. When the inner pulp and nerves of a tooth become compromised due to deep decay or injury, it can lead to excruciating pain and, if left untreated, may result in tooth loss. However, with modern advancements in dentistry, root canal therapy has evolved to become a relatively comfortable and effective procedure.
During your root canal, our skilled dentists will carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp from the tooth’s interior, ensuring that all traces of infection are eliminated. The tooth is then meticulously cleaned and disinfected before being filled with a special medicated material to prevent further infection. To restore the tooth’s strength and functionality, it is typically capped with a dental crown that matches your natural teeth.
Contrary to its reputation, root canal treatment is not as painful as it once was. Thanks to advances in techniques, instruments and anesthesia, most patients experience minimal discomfort during the procedure. Our dentists and team will also take care to ensure your comfort throughout your procedure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed in just one or two visits to the dental office, allowing you to save your natural tooth and avoid the need for extraction.
We invite you to call True Smiles Family and Cosmetic Dentistry at 281-666-9912 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Olagoke Masha or Dr. Jennifer Ogbuehi and learn more about root canal treatment in Houston, Texas. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy and pain-free smile.