Believe it or not, quite a few of your family, friends, and coworkers have had or will need a root canal. This oral surgery procedure is incredibly common and can be completed in just one visit to our dental office. Several oral conditions can lead to the inevitable need for a root canal. However, you should not feel upset or anxious if you need to come in for this procedure. If you feel constant tooth pain for some time or feel like one or more teeth are loose, you should call Lovett Dental Katy right away to get an x-ray. The earlier you visit our dental office, the faster you can be relieved for tooth pain and discomfort. Our root canal treatment is efficient and minimizes discomfort.

What Is A Root Canal?doctor prepares elderly patient for a root canal treatment

A root canal is a specific dental procedure that combats inflammation and infection. When your dentist recommends this procedure, this means you have infected pulp in one or more of your teeth. This infected pulp can cause your tooth to decontaminate and rot over time. The root canal procedure removed this infection and helped you regain optimal oral health.

Some of the causes that lead to a root canal procedure include:

  • Cracked tooth caused by extreme trauma
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and/or foot
  • Infection in the gums

Other oral conditions may lead to needing a root canal. Always consult your dentist and head their advice in regards to your oral health. The best way to identify if you need this oral procedure is to schedule an x-ray. If you have regular cleanings, we can identify any oral conditions early on. However, if you have immediate pain, please do not hesitate to visit our dental office and request an x-ray.

How Does Root Canal Treatment Work?

Modern root canal treatment procedures are incredibly similar to a standard cavity filling. The process is relatively painless and can be completed quickly. Your dentist and their dental assistant will work as a team to ensure all of the infection in your tooth is fully removed. The infection is removed by water. Your mouth will be numbed for the procedure, so you should not feel any pain or discomfort throughout the root canal treatment.

If at any time you begin to feel your numbness wear off, tell your dentist or dental assistant immediately. They will be able to numb the area before continuing with the procedure. You will likely remain number for up to four hours after the procedure. However, you will be able to return to your normal activities immediately after the procedure is complete. Follow the directions provided by your dentist in regards to when you can eat and drink again.

Access The Best Root Canal Treatment at Lovett Dental Katy

The very best root canal specialists are found right here at Lovett Dental Katy. Our highly trained staff must pass a rigorous interview process to be hand-selected for our team of dentists and dental assistants. Only the best of the best are employed at our dental office.

We proudly offer flexible appointment scheduling to ensure your root canal appointment does not interfere with your daily routine. With early morning, late afternoon, and Saturday appointments, we can help you find a date and time that works best for you.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency that may require a root canal, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately or call us at 832.662.2852, or contact us online. We can get you in as early as today. We will help restore your smile, confidence, and ability to use your mouth in no time fully.