When you have a cavity that has become an infection, whether due to poor oral health or injury, you have an issue that could mean a lost tooth. To preserve your smile, you need an endodontic procedure to remove the infected tissues. Which is why your Cleveland, TX, dentist offers a comfortable root canal procedure!
Ensuing Comfort with Sedation
We know that people often joke about how awful a root canal is, but the fact is most people find it comparable to a simple dental filling placement. We always administer a numbing agent to the area around the tooth, and will also discuss sedation. Dental sedation helps you enter a calm and relaxed state, often with no memory of the procedure itself. We have different options available and the one we recommend will depend on factors like the procedure itself, your anxiety levels, and your medical history. For some, effects wear off once the root canal procedure ends, while others will need a friend or family member to bring them home.
The Root Canal Process
Once you’re calm and relaxed, we will need to open the tooth, which allows us to access and remove the infected tissues within. We then thoroughly clean the interior of the tooth and the root canals itself. A special restorative filling known as gutta percha is then added. Finally, we cap the tooth with a crown. The restoration will be custom-made for your smile, offering a comfortable fit and protection for the tooth. We also color-match them to blend with your smile seamlessly.
The Dangers of Infection
A dental infection could be caused by advanced tooth decay or even an injury to the tooth. These factors cause tooth decay and eventually, the decay could reach the inner pulp, which keeps your tooth functional. The resulting infection will grow more severe with time, until your tooth falls out or requires extraction to prevent the spread of infection to other parts of your smile. To protect your smile from tooth loss and worsening discomfort, we want to offer endodontic treatment.
If you have any questions about our approach to restorative dentistry, or if you have an aching tooth that needs attention, then schedule a consultation today to learn more! We want to help return your tooth to full function, health, and beauty, often in only one visit!
Do You Have Questions About Endodontics?
We want to prevent a painful infection from leading to the loss of one or more teeth! If you have frequent and persistent discomfort in your smile, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.