Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment commonly used to restore the health of a tooth that is seriously infected or injured. When injury or decay reaches the inside of the tooth, where the dental pulp and tooth nerves are located, it can lead to severe infection. If left untreated, this can cause the tooth to die and require removal (extraction). To avoid this, our talented dentists may recommend root canal therapy. During a root canal in Spring, Texas, Drs. Nguyen and Nguyen gently remove the infected dental pulp, nerves, and other tissues. They then shape and clean the root canal system and fill the tooth with a special medicated material. In order to return the tooth to its original shape and function, we often cap the tooth with a dental crown. In most cases, root canal therapy requires just two comfortable visits to Forestwood Dental.
If you notice that your tooth is extremely sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, or if you experience severe tooth pain when biting down or chewing, your tooth may be infected. We urge you to call or visit our friendly dental team today to learn more about root canal therapy and to schedule your individual consultation. We are eager to return your smile to good health.