November 25, 2014
Do you have to avoid hot beverages this season because of tooth pain and sensitivity? If so, you may need to save your tooth with a root canal therapy procedure.Our teeth can sustain damages and become infected from large cavities, repeated restorative work, or dental injuries. You can make an appointment with the experienced dental surgeons of Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, for the root canal therapy you need today. Dr. Weil and Dr. Koo can immediately eliminate tooth pain and discomfort while saving your tooth from extraction. Piney Point OMS proudly serves patients throughout the greater Houston, TX, area including Stafford, Meyerland, Bellaire, Lamar Terrace, Galleria, Briargrove, Rice Military, Heights, Bunker Hill Village, Hunters Creek Village, Hedwig Village, Katy, and the surrounding communities.
What Happens During Root Canal Therapy Procedures?
When the pulp chambers, or root canals, inside of your tooth become infected with harmful bacteria, a root canal therapy procedure may be needed to save the tooth from extraction. The first step in a root canal procedure is to administer a local anesthetic to block any pain and discomfort. Next, the dentist with block off the infected tooth from surrounding teeth with a dental dam to protect the tooth opening from excess saliva. Then, the dentist will drill a hole in the center of the tooth to gain access to the pulp chambers. The chambers will be cleaned out, disinfected, shaped, and filled with a rubber like material called gutta-percha. Finally, the dentist will seal the hole and cover the tooth with a filling or dental crown. Depending on the severity of the infection, your root canal therapy procedure may be completed in one or two dental visits.
Not only will root canal therapy free you from tooth pain and sensitivity, it will also save you thousands of dollars in tooth replacement costs. To save your natural teeth from extraction, make an appointment with Piney Point Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery today. Dr. Weil and Dr. Koo are highly qualified dental surgeons. Piney Point OMS proudly serves patients daily throughout the greater Houston, TX, area including Stafford, Meyerland, Bellaire, Lamar Terrace, Galleria, Briargrove, Rice Military, Heights, Bunker Hill Village, Hunters Creek Village, Hedwig Village, Katy, and nearby areas.
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