Root Canal Treatment Austin, Texas
Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure that is highly recommended as a way to save teeth that are facing extraction. It is always recommended to keep as much as tooth as possible as no material can replace the strength and durability of natural enamel.
Every tooth contains an area known as the pulp. This area houses the nerves and blood vessels of every tooth. This area may become inflamed or infected, at which point a root canal is suggested in order to save the tooth. If a root canal is not performed, then the tooth will die out and cause extreme pain requiring extraction.
What to Expect from Root Canal Therapy
You will not experience pain during the procedure, as our Austin root canal dentists will use a local anesthetic to numb the affected site. We will not begin the procedure until you alert us that the side of your mouth where the root canal is being performed is completely numb.
The first part of a root canal involves removing the dead or infected pulp from the tooth. The dentist will then fill this area with a natural rubber material, which will help prevent the growth of bacteria, eliminating pain and future risk of infection.
The entire process typically takes up to an hour long, but may take longer depending on various factors. Every root canal must be completed with a dental crown, as most of your natural tooth is lost during the procedure. You will be sent home with a temporary crown while you wait for a new dental crown to be made.
Emergency Root Canal Treatment Austin, TX
You may be suffering from an emergency requiring a root canal if you experience these symptoms:
- Severe toothache that is unable to respond to medication.
- Abscessed teeth (i.e. a swollen tender piece of mass that is filled with pus)
- Trauma to the face that has resulted in a large portion of your tooth missing
Don’t wait - act now if you are experiencing the above symptoms. We will schedule you in for an appointment at our earliest convenience in order to save your tooth from extraction.
Questions? Contact Our Office Today!
If you have any questions regarding the root canal treatment that we offer including the costs of a root canal, then please contact our office at 512-872-3658 and we will happily answer your questions and concerns.