Root Canal Treatment: Just The Essentials

Receiving the news that you need a root canal treatment can be a great moment or can be an upsetting one. When you understand the essential details of this restorative treatment, it’s easy to feel good about scheduling care and coming in to restore your tooth. If you don’t know anything about it, you may feel worried and may rely on rumors you have heard. We suggest you gather up the basic details, so your optimism remains intact.

Why You Need It

You need a root canal treatment because the tissue that is lining the interior of your tooth (dental pulp) is damaged, inflamed, and/or infected. While there are certainly other restorative treatments that we offer, none of them can help once your dental pulp becomes injured. Instead, we must remove the pulp to save your tooth.

Why You Can’t Skip It

Once the pulp in your tooth is damaged, it cannot heal. Once an infection begins within your tooth, we cannot clear it with medication. Instead, the problem will worsen until the infection abscesses. This can lead to the transfer of infection to other areas, to the death of your tooth, and to problems with your overall health.

Why It’s Something To Feel Good About

Remember that we always rely on a local anesthetic for restorative treatments, which means your tooth (and the tissue near your tooth) will be numb for the procedure. To make sure you feel completely tranquil and relaxed, we also offer nitrous oxide. Please ask if you are interested! 

Save Your Smile With A Root Canal Treatment

Coming in for a root canal treatment is very beneficial and completely comfortable, which you will soon discover once you set up your appointment. Call our Cleveland Family Dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We proudly serve patients and their families from Cleveland, Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.