Root Canal Therapy for Tomball, TX
Here in the Tomball area, one of our top goals is to help his patients maintain a complete smile. However, this becomes difficult if a tooth is found to be severely damaged or and bacteria have infiltrated the inner “pulp” chamber. Thankfully, we offer of root canal therapy with up to date equipment and technology. This in-depth restorative service leaves your hurting tooth healthier, stronger, and ready to last a lifetime.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
In some cases, the need for root canal therapy may not be apparent. That’s why attending regular check-ups with Dr. James Geer and his Tomball dental team is so important. Digital X-rays and a comprehensive visual examination give us the information we need to diagnose possible necessity for root canal treatment.
However, noticeable symptoms may include:
- A painful and/or persistent toothache
- Significant sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures even after the source has been removed
- A change in color of a specific tooth
- Swelling or extreme tenderness of the gums around a specific tooth
How does root canal therapy work?
You’re likely familiar with the white portion of your tooth that shows when you smile known as enamel, but what about below the surface? There’s calcified tissue known as dentin, and then, the inner pulp that contains blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerves. While these elements are crucial during the tooth’s initial development, it can survive without them after development due to the surrounding gum tissue.
If your tooth’s pulp is infected, root canal therapy is necessary. The procedure involves Dr. James Geer accessing the inside of the tooth and thoroughly cleaning out the pulp and infection, replacing it with a biocompatible material, and sealing the area to minimize the chances of further entry by bacteria. Finally, we’ll restore any lost structure with a brand-new, quality dental crown. Most patients find that root canal therapy alleviates the significant discomfort of infection in just one visit, and the procedure itself is as comfortable as the placement of a filling. Our Tomball area office team will do everything we can to ensure that you feel as safe and at ease as possible throughout the entire treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!