When the need arises, it is crucial for patients to receive root canal treatment in Katy. The likelihood of a pulp infection healing naturally or with the aid of antibiotics is very slim. If the condition is left untreated, an abscess can form around the diseased tooth, and the infection may spread.
The goal of root canal therapy is to alleviate pain and save the tooth by removing the infected pulp. A root canal dentist will recommend this endodontic procedure to patients with severe damage to the inner tooth structure.
If you suffer from intolerable pain when chewing, tooth sensitivity, gum tenderness or swelling, intolerance to heat or cold, or tooth discoloration you should schedule a dental appointment. Early detection and proper treatment is the key to saving your tooth and stopping the spread of infection.
Two dentist visits are required to complete root canal therapy in Katy. First, Dr. Zaharie will take a digital x-ray to evaluate the extent of the pulp infection. This will allow your root canal dentist to map out an informed treatment plan. Then, the affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. The entire pulp chamber and canals are thoroughly cleaned out after the damaged pulp is removed. The tooth is later shaped, filled and sealed.
The last step is to place a porcelain crown to strengthen the weakened tooth structure and restore its natural appearance and function.
Dr. Adriana Zaharie has a gentle patient approach and excellent clinical skills that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.