Treating Dental Infections and Abscesses
Patients may require a root canal if the nerve center of the tooth, the pulp, becomes infected leading to pain when eating or speaking. Without treatment, the infection can continue to spread, eventually causing tooth loss and even reaching surrounding teeth. A root canal can treat an infection and reduce your painful symptoms. We understand that some people feel nervous about undergoing root canal therapy. However, this is a safe and comfortable procedure, one that can preserve your smile and prevent the need for extraction. In the hands of experienced dentists like Dr. Councill and Dr. Glass, root canal therapy can be performed under local anesthetic and, if need be, sedation dentistry techniques can also be employed. Crucial for addressing dental infections and abscesses, a root canal can save your tooth and keep your smile whole.
Root Canal Therapy from Councill Dental Group
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Councill can discuss your sedation options to ensure you feel comfortable while the root canal is being performed. The procedure will begin with Dr. Councill numbing the area with local anesthetic and then opening the tooth to remove the infected pulp. The tooth and the roots will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. We will then fill the tooth with a supportive compound. Afterward, we may place an all-porcelain restoration, such as a crown, to restore the strength, appearance, and durability of the tooth. Using the advanced technologies available to us, your Cypress, TX, dentists can perform a quick and comfortable root canal procedure.
The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Safe and comfortable procedure
- Prevents tooth loss
- Completely restores tooth