Root Canal Specialist

The ToothBooth

General Dentists located in Katy, TX

Many people who learn they need a root canal often become anxious over the procedure in anticipation. Thankfully, the expert dental team at The ToothBooth removes all the anxiety and discomfort from a root canal procedure. The professional dental team at The ToothBooth in Katy, Texas is well-trained to perform root canals and does so on a routine basis. Call or book an appointment online if you’re worried about a root canal treatment.

Root Canal Q & A

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What is a root canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that is meant to relieve pain and save your tooth. If your tooth becomes critically infected from the inside, one of the accomplished dentists at The ToothBooth takes out the bacteria and any dead or dying tissue. This way, they can save your tooth and help ease your pain.

What causes the tooth to become infected?

From damage to the tooth or from a cavity allowed to go untreated, roots and tissue within your teeth can become infected with bacteria. If you don’t visit the dentist, the infected tissue may spread into the root or pulp of the tooth. If the infection develops any further this can lead to many other issues, so make sure you seek help.

How do I know if I have an infected tooth?

If you don't deal with an infected tooth right away, you'll be welcoming a great deal of pain in the future. You may experience these symptoms when you have an infected tooth:

  • Inflamed gums
  • Tooth soreness
  • Acute tooth sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
  • Bad breath
  • Pus coming from around the tooth
  • Painful throbbing in your mouth or jaw
  • Tooth darkening in color
  • A small pimple-like bump on your gum

What is the procedure for a root canal?

One of the highly trained dentists at The ToothBooth can usually fix your tooth within one or two visits. You may first need X-rays so that your dentist can judge the magnitude of damage to the tooth needing a root canal.

At the beginning of your procedure, your dentist at The ToothBooth utilizes a syringe to administer local anesthetic and numb the region. Occasionally, they set a dental dam, or a little piece of rubber, on your tooth to preserve its cleanliness and protect it from bacteria during the procedure. Once your tooth is numb, the dentist makes a tiny cut in your tooth to find and treat the area of infection in the root.

Then, your dentist takes away the damaged and unhealthy pulp using small files, and sprays the area with water to remove debris. Ance all damaged substance is extracted, your dentist will either place a temporary filling on your tooth or seal it for protection until you come back for your permanent crown.

Call The ToothBooth or schedule a consultation online if you notice any signs of possible infection.