Most people will be treated for a cavity at some point in their lives. In some cases, the decay spreads to the inner pulp of the tooth, causing damage and infection in the tooth nerves and nearby gum tissue. When this occurs, our dentists can perform a root canal to remove the infection and damaged tissue and prevent the tooth from being extracted.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canal treatments typically take 2 appointments. The first step of your root canal treatment is to remove the crown of the affected tooth. This allows our dentists to work on the inner areas of the tooth. The decayed tissue is removed, along with the inner pulp and the infected nerve. This hollowed-out area of the tooth is then cleaned to remove bacteria and create a proper bonding surface for composite material. The dentist then adds a temporary filling and crown to the hollow tooth. After your custom crown has been created, you will return to our office for your second appointment and the temporary crown and filling are replaced with permanent restorations.
Root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful. When you visit Aesthetic Dentistry Associates, our dentists will administer an anesthetic to help keep you comfortable during your procedure. We will also provide you with post-op instructions to help you heal and recover properly from your treatment.
We invite you to contact our office at 281-446-4700 for more information about root canal therapy in Humble, Texas, and to schedule your appointment with Drs. Umansky, Zafer, Farmer, and Nikmard.