Dr. Harsh Patel and Dr. Thuy Vu provide root canal therapy to remove infected and damaged tooth tissue and prevent the need for a tooth extraction. This endodontic procedure allows you to regain your oral health and smile while also avoiding the need for more extensive and invasive treatments. Call Next Care Dental today at 713-952-0522 or text us at 832-350-8776 to schedule a consultation with our dentists and learn more about root canal therapy in Houston, Texas.
Root canal therapy, commonly referred to as a root canal, is a type of endodontic treatment frequently recommend in cases where the inner tooth pulp and nerves have succumbed to infection or injury. This situation arises when decay or injury manages to penetrate beyond the outer enamel layer and deep into the tooth. If left untreated, this infection could lead to the death of the tooth, necessitating a tooth extraction. To rectify this and prevent the need for an extraction, our dentists can perform a root canal. This procedure eliminates the infected and damaged tissues from within the tooth, after which our dentists will meticulously cleanse the interior of the tooth and pack it with a medicated material to prevent reinfection. A restoration, such as a dental crown, will be placed atop the tooth to return it to its original form and structure and prevent additional damage. Most root canals can be completed in just one or two appointments.
Though root canal treatment often carries an undeserved reputation for being intensely painful, the reality is that, due to advances in techniques, tools and pain management, it is often conducted with minimal discomfort. Our dedicated dentists and the entire team diligently strive to ensure your visits to our office are marked by pleasant and painless experiences.
We will perform a thorough examination of your teeth and mouth prior to providing a root canal treatment. If our dentists feels that your case is particularly complex, they may refer you to a trusted specialist to ensure that you receive the care you need to fully restore your oral health and smile.
For more information about root canal therapy or to set up a consultation with our dentists, please contact our office today.