Root Canals in Austin, TX

What is
a root canal?

A root canal, or rather a root canal treatment, is a deep cleaning of the actual root canals of your teeth. When your pulp, the inside of your tooth, gets infected or inflamed, cleaning out the infected tissues will help relieve pain and stop the spread of infection.

The treatment process

Why do I need a root canal?

If you have an infection or decay that has reached the pulp of your tooth, you likely need a root canal. Signs that you might need one are:

  • Severe pain
  • Severe sensitivity
  • Discoloration
  • Swollen gums

If Dr. Nguyen has recommended a root canal treatment, it is important that you heed this advice. Root canals stop the infection from spreading into your face, head, or neck and can help prevent bone loss.

During treatment, Dr. Nguyen will use a local anesthetic to numb the area around your infected tooth. Once your tooth and the surrounding area is numb, she will use a rubber dam to keep the area free of saliva. Dr. Nguyen will drill a hole into your tooth to remove the infected tissue and bacteria. After this tissue is removed, she will thoroughly clean your root canals and disinfect them before sealing the canals and your tooth to protect against further infection or decay.

Yes. Root canals are safe. If you have any questions or concerns, talk to Dr. Nguyen before your treatment. We are dedicated to making your experience as comfortable as possible, and we will do everything we can to help you feel secure and confident in your dental wellness.

If you need to schedule your root canal in Austin, TX or just think you might need one, don’t wait any longer to save your natural tooth. Call Dr. Nguyen at The Tooth Inc. today at (512) 593-1874 or request your appointment online.

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