A Root Canal Could Mean Relief

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When a tooth is infected or develops a painful abscess, treatment is needed to prevent tooth loss and worsening pain. To do so, you need care that treats the interior of your tooth. Which is why your Cleveland, TX, dentist offers an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy.

Tooth Pain and Infection

When you have a persistent toothache, sensitivity when you eat, or swelling near the tooth, this could all point to an infected tooth. A dental infection occurs when harmful bacteria reach the inner pull, the nerve center of your tooth. This could be due to an untreated cavity or a serious injury to the tooth. Without treatment, you risk the loss of your tooth and the spread of infection to other parts of your smile. When you experience persistent pain in a tooth, please see us right away for an examination, so we can find out if you need a root canal!

Prepping Your Smile for Endodontic Care

Our team will first examine the tooth with digital x-rays so we can assess the position and extent of the infection. These detailed images are available instantly chairside, and allow us to plan the treatment with precision. Our team will then numb the tooth to keep you comfortable. If you have dental anxiety, we can also discuss dental sedation to help you enter a state of calm, so you have a relaxing and positive experience at the office. Every smile is different, and we take care to plan the treatment to save the tooth and offer optimal results with our root canal procedure.

Root Canal Therapy

Once we’ve numbed the tooth and you’re comfortable, we will move forward with the procedure. Our team will open the tooth so we can remove the tissues from within. We then clean the interior of the tooth and the root canals thoroughly. We then add a unique restorative material known as gutta percha. In many cases, we will cap the tooth with a custom-made dental crown, one that looks natural and ensures a properly balanced bite. You will be able to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence, and this helps prevent reinfection or further decay in the tooth.

If you have any questions about root canal therapy, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile for years to come!

Speak With Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Endodontic Treatment

At Cleveland Family Dentistry, our treatments can help stop infection and save your tooth. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.