When tooth decay or damage is more extensive, root canal therapy may be necessary. Often referred to simply as a root canal, root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerves inside the tooth. When decay or damage reach the dental pulp and tooth nerves, infection often occurs. If left untreated, the infected tooth eventually dies and will need to be removed. Root canal therapy in Houston, Texas aims at saving your tooth and restoring good oral health.
To perform a root canal therapy, one of our talented dentists, Dr. LePhuoc and Dr. Truong, will remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. The canals that run into your tooth’s roots will be cleaned as well. Once thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, the inside of your tooth is then filled with a rubber-like material. Generally, a filling or crown is placed to restore the structure and appearance of your tooth. At Dentists at Lincoln Green, we commit to making you comfortable during your root canal therapy. For more information about how root canal therapy can save your smile, please contact a member of our dental team today. We look forward to serving your smile!