Root Canal & Fillings Treatment In Houston, Texas 77070
Signs of Tooth Decay
If decay has spread to the tooth root, then a root canal will be needed to remove the damage. During a root canal, your dentist will remove damaged tooth pulp. The pulp is deep inside the tooth, beyond the area where a dental filling would be. After removing the damaged pulp, the dentist will then clean and seal the area, preventing future damage. Finally, the tooth is reinforced, usually with a dental crown. While old stereotypes lead people to believe root canals are painful, modern root canals are quick, simple, and performed using an anesthetic.