When the infected pulp and the adjacent nerve are removed from your tooth, this is the treatment known as root canal. And as performed here at Martin Endodontics, by our experienced specialist, it’s a procedure that you can feel at ease about. We want you to know all about this non-surgical way of repairing your tooth, including the benefits of it and the misconceptions that some people have about it.
Your tooth has protective layers. They act as a barrier against bacteria. But a cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a chip or crack in one of your teeth breaches that barrier. Bacteria can get past it, and inside the tooth where harm may then occur. The typical symptoms that are associated with this are pain, which may be severe; sensitivity to food and drinks that are hot and cold; and maybe gum tenderness or tooth discoloration, as well. The pain that indicates you may need our Round Rock root canal is often more noticeable when chewing food, and when putting pressure on the tooth. Because no surgery is involved, there is no cutting, no stitches, and no bandages involved. Our endodontist gains access to the pulp and nerve by drilling the tooth from the top. After the removal of the infected tissue, the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. If you are under the impression that it’s a scary or painful treatment, let us assure you that most of our patients tell us that our Round Rock root canal results in very little or no discomfort at all. After the tooth heals, you’ll have it covered with a dental crown to restore it to natural size, appearance, and full function.
You can depend on our skilled Round Rock root canal, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us to schedule an appointment. The sooner you do, the more quickly you can get relief.