Underneath the outermost biting surface of your teeth are core tissues, referred to as dental pulp, made up of nerves and blood vessels. It’s these nerve endings that cause teeth to be sensitive to cold food and hot beverages, and that make a toothache so painful when the pulp becomes inflamed. When the inner vital tissues of a tooth have been irreversibly compromised by decay or injury, root canal may be recommended as the best way to save your tooth. With Austin root canal treatment your dentist will gently and precisely remove the damaged tissues; then clean and shape the inner tooth chamber (or “canal”) and seal the tooth again to keep germs and bacteria from seeping in and jeopardizing your overall health.
If you have a tooth that’s become unusually sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, or is causing you pain, contact our office promptly. We’ll be sure to get you back on the road to oral health as soon as possible. If you need an Austin root canal procedure, you can rest assured that your smile is in the best of hands. Root canal therapy is a highly successful (95% of the time!) way to save and natural tooth so that you can once again enjoy a healthy, pain-free smile. With proper maintenance and care, a tooth that has been treated with a root canal procedure can last a lifetime. And while advances in dental technology have made Austin root canal treatment no more uncomfortable than filling a cavity, our office offers several sedation options for patients who are anxious about trips to the dentist or certain procedures.
Dr. Divya Shetty and her team are experienced in providing the precise, quality care required to heal an inflamed tooth and preserve it from being extracted. To find out more or schedule an appointment, call our office today!