Root Canal - Pearland, TX
Stop Your Pain and Save Your Tooth
Do you have an infected tooth? You do not need to have it pulled out. Often, we can save it with a root canal in Pearland. Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, you have nothing to fear. New advancements in dentistry now make them no worse than a traditional dental filling. We can quickly stop your pain and reinstate the health of your tooth using state-of-the-art dentistry.
Three Reasons to Choose Eco Dental
- Unparalleled Experience & Qualifications
- Precise & Comfortable Dental Care
- Elite Technology
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is an endodontic treatment that removes the inner layer of your tooth called the pulp. The pulp is the nerve center for your tooth. It is necessary while your tooth is still developing, but it can survive without it after it has fully formed. By removing the pulp, it stops the infection from spreading and your discomfort to eliminate the need for extraction.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Root canals are one of the most common restorative procedures performed in the U.S., but they are only recommended when there are no other viable options to save your tooth. Your emergency dentist in Pearland assess your tooth and discusses your symptoms to determine if a root canal is in your best interest. You may need one if you experience:
- Lingering tooth sensitivity.
- Darkening of the tooth.
- Pain when placing pressure on the tooth.
- Pimple-like bump appearing on the gum near the tooth.
What Can I Expect?
If you are worried about pain during the procedure, Dr. Nguyen or Dr. Hua may recommend the use of sedation. Generally, only a local anesthetic is all that is needed. Your dentist removes the areas of damage from your tooth and extracts the pulp. Your tooth is sterilized before it is sealed with a special material called gutta-percha.
In most cases, a dental crown will need to be placed over the tooth. An impression of your mouth is taken to create a custom-made cap that fits over the entire visible surface to the gum line. This can take a couple of appointments to complete to ensure it meets your exact needs. Now, all-ceramic material is used, so you can rest assured it will look natural.
Recovery & Aftercare
If is normal for your tooth to be tender for a few days, so you may want to avoid chewing with it until your pain subsides. You can manage your discomfort using an over-the-counter pain reliever. It is important to maintain your oral hygiene and visit your dentist regularly to ensure your tooth stays healthy.
How Much Does a Root Canal Cost?
There is no set cost for root canals because the amount is determined by your individual treatment plan. We provide you with a custom estimate and discuss your payment options. We help you maximize the value of your insurance policy to reduce the amount you need to pay. We also accept a variety of payment methods, including CareCredit.
Schedule an Appointment
If you have an infected tooth, do not have it pulled! Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for a root canal.