If you say the words “root canal therapy,” many people will immediately feel anxiety. The reason for that is probably the reputation that this procedure has been unfairly stuck with. Long gone are the days when it may have been a concern. Here at Pioneer Dentistry of Conroe, we’re pleased to inform you that this non-surgical treatment produces reliable results (success rate of over 90%) and more important, most patients report little to no discomfort at all while it’s being done. When you consider that it is responsible for saving a tooth that would otherwise be lost, the value of it is even greater.
Why would you need our The Woodlands root canal? Due to certain circumstances, your tooth, which is normally well protected by its enamel and dentin, becomes exposed to bacteria, which can then get inside and lead to an infection in the pulp. That will be the case for most such instances, but if you suffer facial trauma, like an accident or injury that results in your tooth being separated from its socket either partially or entirely, you may also need our The Woodlands root canal. With infections, they are typically preceded by a cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a tooth that is chipped or cracked. The procedure itself is done under local anesthesia so that you are properly numb. Our dentist removes the pulp and nerve, cleans and disinfects the canals, and then seals off the canals so that future infections are less likely. The tooth is restored with a crown after it fully heals, leaving you with a tooth that is every bit as strong and durable as any other.
If a toothache or trauma has caused damage to your tooth, reach out to us immediately so that we can schedule you to come in for our The Woodlands root canal. The sooner you do, the more likely the outcome will be positive.