Root Canal Treatment
When tooth decay only affects the outer part of a tooth’s crown, it can often be treated with a tooth filling. However, if the decay reaches the center of the tooth, also known as the pulp, it can infect the nerves and cause discomfort in a patient. To help correct this issue, a root canal treatment is recommended.
What is the Treatment?
A root canal is a restorative dentistry treatment that aims to eliminate decay from a tooth’s interior structures and restore its health. It is a safe procedure and more complex than a dental filling. Using dental technology, though, makes the treatment a convenient process. After we remove the bacteria and infected tissues, the tooth’s pulp and root canal are sealed with a biocompatible material. We follow that by placing a dental crown on the tooth to help protect it from further damage.
Is the Treatment Really Necessary?
If left untreated, the infection may spread to surrounding teeth and the jaw, which may result in the patient needing other, more extensive dental treatments. A root canal can help save the tooth and protect your oral, and overall, health.
Schedule a Root Canal Treatment with Us Today
Addressing a tooth infection can have a positive impact on your smile, as well as your overall health. To schedule an appointment at Cleveland Family Dentistry, call our office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve the residents of Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, and all surrounding communities.