Root Canal Q & A
Emergency Root Canal Treatment Specialist
What is a root canal?
During a root canal, our Root Canal Treatment Specialist removes the infected pulp from inside the tooth and fills the pulp cavity with a compound known as gutta-percha. The tooth cavity is completed cleaned and disinfected, preventing an infection that can spread to other teeth. A tooth having undergone a root canal is usually topped with a crown, to improve its durability and function.
Why would I need a root canal?
A root canal is performed on a tooth with a pulp that has been damaged by decay, but much of which can still be saved. The pulp is the soft area within the center of your tooth containing blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. Symptoms that suggest you may need a root canal include:
- Swelling in the area of the affected tooth or that has spread to other areas of the face, head, or neck
- A pimple or pus around the tooth
- An abscess around the tooth
- Visible cracks and painful in the toothaches
- Sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Darkening of the tooth
What is the benefit of the Wave One root canal method?
This procedure for Root Canal in Houston, TX is one of the most state-of-the-art ways to prepare a tooth for a root canal. It offers superior safety, cutting efficiency, and the fewest number of files. This makes the procedure easier and more comfortable for you, the patient.
Does a root canal hurt?
The pain result of not having an Emergency Root Canal Treatment performed is far greater than that produced by the procedure itself.
You’re put under local anesthesia during the procedure, so you really feel no pain. You may have some soreness and sensitivity in the treated area for a day or two afterward, but over-the-counter pain medications usually help.
How do I care for a tooth that’s had a root canal?
Dr. Nguyen gives you complete care instructions for the immediate care following the procedure. Once you’ve had the root canal procedure completed and any crowns or implants placed, you treat the tooth just like you would any natural tooth in your mouth. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings keep up your oral health so you can avoid the need for future root canal dental care.
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