Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment is performed to protect the tooth from infection. Root canal procedure involves removal of infected pulp from the tooth. This is done to ensure that the infection does not spread to the tooth root. A toothache, swelling and abscess are some symptoms which may indicate a problem with the pulp. Only a qualified dentist can examine the teeth to tell you if you require root canal treatment. If you have a toothache or swelling, call us today and our dentists can cure the dental problem. Root canal treatment is done by our dentists in our dental office in Katy, TX. Our treatment has enabled us to prevent dental infection in our patients and upgrade oral health in them.

Why is Root Canal Treatment done?

To understand why root canal treatment may be required, one should know the anatomy of a tooth. A tooth can be divided into few layers which include enamel, dentin, and pulp. The pulp is at the core of the tooth and has nerves and blood vessels. When a tooth decays or when the tooth is damaged from an injury, bacteria can make its way to the pulp and cause inflammation. If left untreated, the inflammation can turn into an infection. An infected pulp can spread bacteria to the root of the tooth causing serious dental problems in the person.

Root canal treatment is done to remove the infected pulp. A fully grown tooth can be nourished with the support of surrounding tissues. Dentists perform an operation to remove the infected pulp and seal the cavity with gutta-percha and tooth fillings.

How is root canal treatment done?

Root canal treatment is suggested to patients after a thorough examination of the tooth. Our dentists may check the medical and dental history of patients and take X-rays to find out the condition of the pulp. After confirming the need for root canal treatment our dentist takes time in explaining how the procedure takes place. Anxious patients may be provided sedatives to stay relieved from fear during the treatment.

Local anesthesia is administered to make the treatment painless. A hole is drilled in the tooth and infected pulp is removed using special instruments. The canal is cleaned thoroughly to remove remains of infected part. The canal is then filled with Gutta-percha and dental fillings. The tooth may be covered with a dental crown for better physical support.

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22167 Westheimer Pkwy, Suite 110,
Katy, TX 77450



McKASKLE Family Dentistry
1437 FM 1463, Suite 200,
Katy, Texas 77494

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