Root Canal Therapy in Houston
Infections can occur suddenly and cause pain, lost work, and other disruptions to your routine. At HD Dentistry, we make accurate and fast diagnoses so we can treat your condition quickly, effectively, and comfortably, allowing you to get back to your routine.
We will take a digital image of your tooth to determine the cause of your pain and provide you with options that can address the issue and restore your health.
What Is a Root Canal?
Root canals become necessary when your tooth or the area around the root of your tooth becomes infected. Infections cause inflammation, which can cause pain and swelling. Pain is often the first symptom that there is a problem.
Other symptoms include:
- Facial soreness
- A small pimple-like lesion on your gums
Root canal therapy is a procedure that eliminates your infection and restores your health. In many cases of infection, a root canal is necessary to save your tooth.
How Root Canal Therapy Works
When you require a root canal, you may immediately worry about experiencing pain. In most cases, however, patients experience relief beginning shortly after their procedures. Because the inflammation is what causes pain, relieving the infection will help your body heal and return to normal.
We will begin by making sure you are comfortable and numb for your treatment. Our dentists, Bryan T. Le, DDS; Ali Javaid, DDS; and Shannon Pham, DDS, are extremely gentle and will make your comfort a top priority.
Next, we will clean out the infection and damaged tissue from your tooth. This will allow your body’s natural healing process to begin. We will place any necessary medication in your tooth and seal it so that bacteria cannot re-enter the area.
After your body has ample time to heal, we will re-examine your tooth and make sure the infection is gone. It is necessary to place a permanent restoration that will stabilize and protect the area.
Why Is It So Important to Save Your Teeth?
You may wonder why we should go through all this trouble to save your tooth. Why not simply remove it?
Your natural teeth are the best way to maintain your oral health. When you lose a tooth, you may begin to lose your bone structure that provides the foundation for your remaining teeth, causing more tooth loss, periodontal disease, and problems with your bite.
Are You Experiencing Tooth Pain?
Call our Houston, TX dental office today to schedule an emergency exam so that we can restore your comfort as quickly as possible. Tooth pain rarely resolves on its own and may even worsen over time. Our dentists often treat dental emergencies on the same day so you can get back to your busy schedule as quickly as possible. Our friendly team awaits your call.