Clear Lake Root Canal Treatments

Infections resulting from tooth decay or damage are a leading cause of toothaches and tooth loss. In some cases, root canal therapy is the only way to save the tooth. At Premier Dental in Clear Lake, we work with a team of specialists in the area that offer the latest in pain-free root canal procedures and other endodontic treatments to repair and save teeth that have become infected due to tooth decay or damage.

Symptoms to Watch Out For

Symptoms that may indicate a tooth infection include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Chipped or cracked tooth
  • Extreme tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the teeth or gums
  • Pain when biting down, or when placing pressure on the tooth
  • A bad taste in your mouth
  • Pain and swelling in the gums
  • Pus-filled abscess
  • Pimples on your gums; and/or
  • Swelling or tenderness in the lymph nodes under your jaw

If you’ve been experiencing any of these symptoms, call Premier Dental to schedule an appointment with leading Clear Lake dentist Dr. Mauricio Rodriguez today. Left untreated, an infected tooth can cause pain, tooth loss, gum disease, and other complications.

Illustration of root canal

What is a Root Canal Treatment?

In the old days, dentists would just pull a damaged or infected tooth. However, simply extracting a tooth can have a negative impact on the appearance of your smile as well as the functionality of the remaining teeth. Today, dentists use root canal therapy and other endodontic procedures to repair and save a tooth after it has become damaged, badly decayed, or infected.

We Make Root Canal Surgery as Painless as Possible

Some people would rather live with their tooth pain than subject themselves to a root canal procedure. That’s because root canal surgery has a bad reputation for being one of the most painful and unbearable of dental procedures. Well, nothing could be further from the truth. At Clear Lake family dental clinic Premier Dental, we strive to ensure that all dental procedures are as painless as possible for our patients.

Clear Lake Root Canal Procedure: What to Expect

First, Dr. Rodriguez or his team of endodontic specialists will apply a local anesthetic to the affected tooth and surrounding areas (additional pain killing medications can be administered if necessary to make the patient comfortable). Next, they will  use special instruments to make a small opening in the tooth to remove any infected tooth pulp as well as the tooth’s nerve.

After this material has been removed, they will clean, medicate and seal the root canal, sometimes with a temporary filling. Once the tooth has had a chance to fully heal and the specialist has cleared you for final restoration, Dr. Rodriguez will then place a permanent restoration, such as a crown, to protect the tooth from further damage and restore its natural function and appearance.

SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT AT PREMIER DENTAL TODAY

Left untreated, the causes of tooth and gum pain can lead to infection, tooth loss, and other problems. Don’t risk your smile by ignoring tooth pain. If you’ve been experiencing any of the symptoms of an infected tooth, schedule an appointment with Premier Dental to see Dr. Rodriguez without delay. The sooner the problem is diagnosed and treated, the better the results will be.

Premier Dental provides the latest in Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant dentistry and serves patients in Webster, TX, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Dickinson, Seabrook, Nassau Bay, and other South Houston communities. We accept most forms of dental insurance and offer patients a wide range of payment options. We’re always happy to welcome new patients!

Root Canal

Root canal
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.