Root canal therapy is a treatment that involves restoring the health of diseased teeth. After a tooth has been injured or decayed and the nerve (pulp) has been affected, it becomes necessary to clean out the part of the nerve tissue that has been infected as a result.
When the pulp is exposed and damaged from trauma or decay, it becomes infected. Left untreated, the infection can spread to the gums, leading to gum disease and other oral health issues. A root canal procedure from our Sugar Land dental office is a way for us to prevent these complications from occurring.
For the root canal procedure, the nerve tissues that have been infected are removed, followed by a thorough cleaning, disinfecting, filling, and sealing of the area. Typically, we will place dental crown over the treated area to prevent re-infection and protect and strengthen the weakened tooth.
If you’re experiencing severe discomfort in a damaged tooth, it may be time for a root canal. Book an appointment with Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX today to restore a healthy, pain-free smile!