The soft area in the middle of a tooth that contains the blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerve of the tooth is called the dental pulp. If the pulp becomes damaged or infected, our dentist may recommend a root canal in Houston, Texas. During root canal therapy, our dentist will remove the infected pulp to save the tooth.
Our dentist will take an X-ray before performing a root canal treatment, our dentist will take an X-ray. The tooth and the surrounding area will then be numbed with a local anesthetic. Our dentist will make an access hole in the tooth through which the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve, and debris are removed with root canal files. After the interior of the tooth has been completely cleaned, the root canal is filled and sealed with a sealer paste and gutta percha. A filling is placed to fill the access hole. At this point, a crown is prepared and placed on the treated tooth. The dental crown will protect and support the tooth, as well as restore its function.
Feel free to contact Smiley Dental Houston today to learn more about root canal treatment and to schedule an appointment. We are excited to serve you and your smile!