Chronic Tooth Pain Should Not be Ignored 

Chronic tooth pain is oftentimes associated with a more serious oral health concern. If you have been experiencing a persistent toothache with heightened sensitivity and pain when eating or chewing, you may have a tooth infection. An untreated tooth infection not only causes chronic pain, but can lead to oral health complications in the mouth and jaw, and can even result in loss of the tooth. This requires a root canal treatment in Houston, TX. Many people incorrectly associate a root canal with undesirable pain, but the purpose of a root canal is to eliminate the ache in your tooth. We can help alleviate your tooth pain and treat the problem area gently, effectively, and with virtually no pain, with the aid of modern dental technology and sedation dentistry.

What Are The Signs That a Root Canal is Needed? 

If you have to experience a severe pain in a tooth upon chewing something, you will need to go ahead with the root canal procedure. This can take place due to an infection. Hence, you must go through a surgical procedure and remote the infected area. On the other hand, people who are dealing with prolonged sensitivity and discoloration of tooth can also think about going forward with root canal treatments.

How is a Root Canal Done?

During the root canal dental treatment, the dentist will remove infected nerve and pump located within the tooth root. Then the dentist will carefully place a cover on top of the tooth to protect it. Along with that, you will be able to restore proper function delivered by the tooth as well. This treatment is done to save the tooth from infections.

Animation of a Root Canal

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Safe, Effectiv Therapies for Root Canals

Timely treatment of infection will help ensure we can restore your tooth as closely as possible to its original state and function. Our therapy for root canal in Houston, TX begins with the removal of damaged pulp from inside the tooth. The inside of the tooth is then thoroughly cleaned and carefully sealed to prevent further bacteria from entering. Many times, we will use a dental crown to “cap” the tooth for added protection and to restore its original look and function. If a tooth infection is treated early enough, a root canal can save the tooth from being lost! Patients who undergo a root canal procedure are often relieved to find that their tooth pain is gone and treatment was fast and comfortable.

Are Root Canal Procedures Painful?

No, the root canal treatment procedure is not a painful one. Before the treatment, the dentist will apply anesthesia to create the numbing sensation. Hence, you will not have to experience any pain at all throughout the treatment. Therefore, you don’t need to worry about anything about this treatment procedure.

How Much Does a Root Canal Cost in Houston?

The average cost associated with root canal treatment range in between $500 to $1000. It is definitely a better option available to consider, instead of going forward with a tooth extraction. Otherwise, you will have to replace the tooth. In order to do that, you will have to go ahead with expensive dental implant procedures.

Are There Payment Plans for Root Canal Treatment?

Yes, there are flexible payment plans available for root canal treatments. Since the cost associated with root canal treatments is relatively affordable, most of the people manage to pay it. However, some of the individuals are not able to pay the complete amount in a single payment. The dental clinic is offering flexible payment plans for them.

How Long do Root Canals Last?

If you can get the root canal treatment done from a root canal specialist, you can expect it to last for a lifetime. In fact, the success rate associated with root canals is 95%. Therefore, you can call it as one of the most effective dentistry procedures available as of now.

What Happens if my Root Canal Fails?

If your root canal fails, you will need to get in touch with your dentist. Then your dentist will be able to rebuild it through an appointment. A root canal would fail if it is not attached to your tooth and gum properly. This can lead you to a scary situation. However, you don’t need to worry about it too much and you just need to get in touch with the doctor.

What if my Tooth Breaks After a Root Canal?

If the tooth crack is a severe one, you will have to go ahead with a tooth extraction. In such a situation, the root canal will be removed as well. Hence, you will have to fix it with a dental bridge or a dental implant. But if the crack in your tooth is not a severe one, it can be fixed. You can consult your dentist and see what can be done.

Is it Better to Have a Root Canal or Extraction?

Out of these two options, going for a root canal is the most preferred solution at all times. That’s because it will provide you with the opportunity to protect your natural tooth. However, going for a root canal will not be possible if your tooth has been compromised too much. In such a situation, your dentist will examine and recommend you to go forward with an extraction.

Does a Treated Tooth Need a Dental Crown?

You don’t necessarily need to add a dental crown to a tooth that you have replaced after going through the root canal treatment procedure. That’s because your tooth will be able to function similar to any other healthy tooth in your mouth. If you need a crown, your dentist will specially ask you to go for a one. Otherwise, there is no need.

Restore oral health With Timely Treatment

Today, root canal treatment is as easy as receiving a cavity filling or dental crown. In addition, our combined experience, skill, and sedation options make your root canal therapy virtually pain- and anxiety-free. You do not have to fear getting treatment for your tooth infection! We will help restore your oral health with timely treatment we strive to make as safe and effective as possible.

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