Root Canal Dentistry – League City and Galveston Dentists Root canal treatment (also referred to as root canal therapy or endodontic therapy) is made necessary when a cavity is allowed, through neglect, to reach all the way to this pulp. (Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early). Sometimes deep restorations or trauma to a tooth may cause the nerve to be damaged to the point it needs root canal therapy, also. Once this occurs the pulp becomes infected, and can even extend through the root tip and begin to eat away at the surrounding bone (this is an abscess). By the time the pulp is infected it must be treated, and cannot heal on its own. It can even weaken the entire immune system. This is dangerous, not to mention very painful. Symptoms that the pulp has become infected may include sensitivity to hot/cold or sweets, pain, swelling, pain to biting or pressure, and a bad taste in the mouth. Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problem until a checkup. A root canal is then performed to clean out the infected tooth pulp, and disinfect the canals of the tooth. The only other treatment would be to extract the tooth. Once the infection is resolved, the canal(s) are filled in to prevent any further infection. Usually a core build-up and crown is recommended for restoring a tooth that has had root canal therapy. With modern root canal therapy our doctors can restore your tooth to proper strength function and you will soon be eating the foods you love and smiling with confidence!
Today’s Dentistry offers full service (under one roof) comprehensive dentistry including Root Canal Therapy. It is our philosophy to provide our patients with education and home maintenance skills necessary to keep their natural teeth long term and Dr. Carroll, Dr. Bueso, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Reddy combine comprehensive dentistry into their routine dental care. By servicing you with root canal therapy you will not have to make a separate visit to a Root Canal Specialist office eliminating extra appointment visits and expenses. For the high anxiety patient, sedation is available during your root canal procedure. We strive to make your visits as comfortable and relaxed as possible. Dr. Carroll is proud of having received the University of Texas Dental Branch Health Science Center Award for Endodontic Excellence. Today’s Dentistry is proud of sparing no expense at providing the highest quality dental materials and for having some of the highest success rates available today.