Root Canal Therapy

Many people are familiar with the term root canal but don’t understand its meaning. A root canal is an endodontic procedure that involves the removal of damaged or infected pulp tissue to save teeth. As scary as it may sound, a root canal is a fairly common dental procedure. Our facility offers pain-free and comfortable root canal therapy to salvage your damaged teeth. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia, but we also offer dental sedation to help you feel more relaxed during treatment. Rest assured that your oral care is in the most skillful hands at our practice. If you have been experiencing a severe toothache, contact us today to get the best care solutions for optimum oral health. 
Root Canal Therapy

What Are The Reasons For Getting Root Canal Therapy?

When a tooth becomes cavitated, the oral bacteria cross the protective layers to reach the pulp. The pupal tissues contain blood vessels and sensitive nerve endings that supply the tooth structure. So when it gets infected, an inflammatory response is triggered, resulting in severely painful symptoms. Some common ones include:

  • Sharp, stabbing pain or dull, lingering pain in teeth
  • Extreme sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Pain upon biting or chewing
  • Increased tenderness
  • Severe tooth decay
  • Pus discharge
  • Discoloration of the offending tooth/teeth
  • Orofacial swelling

 

In such instances, delaying treatment may cause further complications and threaten the health of adjacent teeth. We can prevent these consequences and save your tooth with root canal treatment.

Questions About Root Canal Therapy

Procedure Of Root Canal Therapy

At our practice, we perform root canal therapy under local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort. The entire treatment may take one or more appointments, depending on the complexity of your case. During your initial consultation, we will perform a clinical exam and record dental x-rays to study the extent of damage. 

The procedure begins with drilling a small hole in your tooth to expose the canal openings. We will extract the damaged pulp tissues and thoroughly debride the canals. After complete disinfection, we will seal the canals with a rubber-like substance called gutta-percha. The final step involves the placement of a dental filling or a crown to close the opening and protect the remaining tooth structure. 

Patient Testimonials

See what out happy patients have to say about us

Took my 7 month old in for his first visit and everyone was so helpful and made the first visit so easy . Lisa in the front was so helpful answering any question I had and was so nice to me and my baby ,as well as made checking out easy and fast . Nora in the room was so patient and made sure my child was comfortable.

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Suleima Calvillo

Amazing! All of the staff is amazing!! Dr dang is amazing he has wonderful hands I didn’t feel a thing i was so relaxed I almost fell asleep! All of the girls are amazing very friendly and positive! If you’re scared of the dentist I definitely recommend coming here hands of angels!! 🥰

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Erika L

The front desk (Karina)was nice, (Alex) is such a great dental assistant, and (dr.dang) made my extraction so easy and made me feel comfortable.

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Erik Flores

Karina and Lisa were very attentive in the front ! Nora, Juana, Alex were attentive to my treatment needs ! Dr. Dang is the best DANG dentist !!! He’s was very detailed with my treatment! He took his time to make sure I was comfortable through out my whole dental treatment!! Thank y’all !!

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Jewels Delgado

ruly and very satisfied with my dental appointment, I hadn't gone to the dentist in about 8 years because I had a bad experience. I switched my entire family to be seen with Dr.Dang, him and his team are great. Nora the dental assistant was very nice and informative throughout the whole visit.

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Jose Godinez

How Long Does It Take To Recover After A Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is generally painless, but you may feel slight tenderness in your tooth/teeth once the effect of anesthesia wears off. In cases of multi-rooted teeth, we may place a temporary filling after pulp extraction and recall you after a few days. During this period, we will instruct you to avoid eating hard foods and biting on solid objects as they may cause pain. You can take over-the-counter painkillers for ease and comfort. 

Once the treatment is complete and a dental crown has been placed, you are free to enjoy your favorite meals. However, if the pain persists, it is better to visit our dental experts to get immediate treatment.

Schedule An Appointment

Pain in one or more teeth can disturb the quality of your daily routine. If you have been experiencing toothache or discomfort, consult with our dentists to learn whether root canal therapy is the right option for you. Call us at (281) 724-4510 for an appointment today.
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