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Root Canal Therapy – Texas City, TX

Restore a Healthy,
Beautiful Smile

Nothing is worse than an agonizing toothache, but root canal therapy in Texas City can stop your pain and save your smile. Despite their bad reputation for being painful, you have nothing to fear. Dentistry undergoes continual improvements, allowing root canals to be virtually pain-free. You can sit back and relax while we preserve your tooth and relieve your discomfort.

Steps of root canal therapy in Texas City

Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Woman with a toothache in dental office

Root canal therapy is one of the top restorative procedures performed annually, but it is only recommended when there aren’t any other solutions to save a tooth from extraction. The endodontic procedure removes the inner layer of the tooth, called the pulp. While the pulp is necessary as the tooth forms, it can survive without it once it has fully developed. By doing so, it stops decay and infection from spreading to safeguard your smile and general health. Although every situation differs, common signs you may need a root canal include:

The Root Canal Process 

Dental model showing inside of teeth

After an initial consultation, your dentist in Texas City will create a personalized treatment plan. We’ll use a local numbing agent to block any pain. If you need a little extra help to relax, we also offer sedation dentistry.

Once you are comfortable, any areas of damage are removed. The pulp is extracted and the root canals will be cleaned using special dental instruments. Your tooth is then sterilized before being sealed with a material called gutta-percha. It will prevent bacteria from reaching inside of the tooth, while also reinforcing its structure.

You may also require a dental crown, which is a custom-made cap that covers the tooth down to the gum line. It provides an added layer of protection while also restoring the tooth’s appearance and function. We’ll use a digital impression system to get precise measurements for your restoration. The information is sent to the dental lab, where they’ll design your crown to look just like your real tooth. This can take a couple of weeks, so you’ll need a temporary crown in the meantime. After the dental lab has finished your crown, you’ll return to have it bonded to your tooth.

Modern restorations are made of all-ceramic material to blend in with your smile. Although it is not made of metal, your crown can last for a decade or more with the right aftercare, like brushing and flossing.

The Benefits of Getting a Root Canal

Digital model of a painful tooth

Don’t wait to get a root canal, or you might lose your tooth. With quick treatment, you’ll benefit from several advantages, including:

If you’re ready to treat your problematic tooth, it is time to contact our office. We’ll create the individualized plan you need to stop your discomfort, so you can focus on more important matters.

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