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Using root canal treatment to save a tooth from extraction

Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with the study and treatment of the interior of the tooth. In most cases, endodontics involves performing root canal procedures. If you are in The Woodlands, Texas, and need endodontic services, you can rely on the experienced team at Leah Zils, DDS, to provide the care you need, whether you are a new or an existing patient.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Many patients have heard of root canals but may have misconceptions about them. This is because there is a common myth that root canals are painful. However, pain is often the symptom that brings our patients to the office to determine if the root canal treatment is suitable for their needs.

Root canal therapy is described as a dental procedure where your dentist accesses the inner canals of a natural tooth to remove the dental pulp inside and disinfect the area. After this has been done, the tooth is sealed off with a material called gutta-percha, and often, a dental crown is used for added strength and protection. The treatment is done entirely with local anesthetics and, if needed, sedation to ensure patients are comfortable and pain-free from start to finish!

What Are Some Alternative Services To Root Canal Therapy?

Unfortunately, for many of our patients, root canal therapy is the only option left to have the opportunity to save a natural tooth from permanent extraction. It is a last effort to keep the tooth in the smile, which is always preferred over removal.

Is Root Canal Therapy Successful?

When this treatment is performed by a trained and experienced dental provider, endodontic treatment is often highly successful. It allows patients to keep their teeth in place and avoid removal and replacement with implants, dentures, or bridges.

Root canal treatment can help relieve pain, remove infection, and preserve your natural tooth.

If you have a toothache, please call the Leah Zils, DDS team. We will get you feeling better in no time and help you maintain your oral health after an abscess, infection, or trauma. Call (281) 973-2276 to request a consultation visit with our team at 6769 Lake Woodlands Drive, Suite A, in The Woodlands, Texas.

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Root canal therapy is a very common procedure. It has a reputation of being undesirable and painful. But when done properly it is actually painless. Every tooth in your mouth is composed of a crown and a root. When a cavity or bacteria penetrates the tooth, the root and its nerves become irritated. As a result, the bacteria within the pulp cavity needs to be removed and cleaned in order to restore the tooth to its healthy state. Following the procedure, the tooth is fragile and consequently is restored with the natural crown for a lifetime of durability. Root canals have a success rate of 95% or greater. Most root canal are diagnosed by patients’ sensitivities to a specific tooth. Be sure to consult your dentist any symptoms or discomfort occur.

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