When the interior of a tooth is damaged, decayed or infected, it can be in jeopardy. It can also be very painful if the nerve is impacted. Often the only way to save these teeth and stop the pain is through root canal therapy. With general dentistry treatments from Dentistry of Kingwood, we offer gentle root canals that can restore damaged or infected teeth and stop the unbearable pain that can accompany these severe tooth issues.
The interior of a tooth is a softer material than the tough outer shell. Once infection and decay find their way inside, the tooth can quickly become endangered. An abscess can form and inflammation can press down on the nerve. This is usually painful without any relief unless the tooth nerve is extracted or the entire tooth is removed. With root canal therapy, the infected pulp from the inside of the tooth is removed along with the nerve root. Once this is cleaned out and the tooth is repacked with sterile material, the infection is gone and so is the cause of the pain.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
Often root canals are thought of as painful, when in truth they are not. They actually relieve the cause of the pain – the infection. The root canal procedure is no more painful than having a cavity filled and can save a tooth that may be in danger of dying. Once the procedure has been performed, a beautiful dental crown is placed over the tooth to keep it protected from damage.
If you have a painful tooth, contact our office today for an appointment and come see us at Dentistry of Kingwood. We offer same day appointments for dental emergencies and Dr. Ghattas can inspect your tooth to find the issue. If your tooth needs a root canal, he will discuss the procedure in detail with you and answer any questions you may have. We accept many different types of dental insurance and also have financing available.