Root Canal Therapy in Round Rock, TX!
A cracked tooth or a cavity that has deeply penetrated the tooth can result in a very uncomfortable infection. Root Canal Therapy is a procedure that can repair the infected tooth and prevent the need for extraction. During this process pulp and tooth nerves are removed, and the area that has been infected is cleaned.
What Is Dental Pulp?
Dental pulp is a tissue within your tooth that regulates the flow of blood while keeping the tooth healthy and alive. Pulp covers the root of your tooth and is made up of nerves that are susceptible to contamination. The pulp becomes vulnerable when the protective layer of both enamel and dentin are penetrated by impact or an untreated cavity. Thus, resulting in the need of a root canal therapy procedure.
When performed early enough, the removal of this infected pulp can prevent infection from spreading to the bone surrounding the root tip. The spreading of the infection causes great discomfort and swelling.
Common Symptoms Of Tooth Infection
Crowns Or Fillings
Once the infection has been removed and the canal has been cleaned, the dentist will then use a permanent filling or crown to finalize the procedure. The extent of the repair will determine which one is right for the job. Fillings replace a small area of the tooth while a crown covers the whole tooth. Dental crowns make your tooth stronger while enhancing its appearance. It is at the discretion of the dentist if the Root Canal therapy procedure will require multiple visits. Your Round Rock dentist would provide a temporary filling or crown if so, to protect the treated tooth until your next scheduled visit.
Post Root Canal Therapy
It is normal to experience some sensitivity and minor pain post treatment. You can expect the area to be tender and sore while healing. Attempting to chew on hard foods can be harmful to your healing process. Soft foods are recommended post treatment until your healing is a bit further along. Extreme pain is abnormal and should not be ignored! Please contact your dentist right away to schedule a follow up appointment if you feel the pain is increasing rather than lessening over time.
Oral health prevention is the best way to avoid another potential root canal issue in the future. It is extremely important that you brush in the morning, at night, and floss regularly. If you schedule regular dental appointments your dentist and dental hygienists can help maintain your dental health with cleanings and spot any issue early during your examination. It is recommended that you visit your dental office twice a year.
Root Canal Therapy is highly successful in repairing infected teeth with long lasting results. Delaying a consultation can result in further damage of the tooth and a more extensive treatment process. The filling or crown used to complete the process is natural looking and will blend in with your other teeth. No one else will notice the procedure unless you decide to tell them of the wonderful experience you had with your dentist in Round Rock.
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What Our Patients Say About Us
Highly recommend this office in Round Rock. First and foremost, the facility is modern and extremely clean. The entire staff is friendly from the front desk to everyone in the back (including the manager). The woman who prepped me asked what music I preferred and quickly prepared me and put me at ease. She didn’t necessarily rush but she performed the X-rays gently and talked me through it all. I don’t have anxiety about the dentist but I always find it difficult to relax - that was not the case here. I was VERY pleased with Dr. H Nguyen. She is the first female dentist that I’ve encountered and it honestly made a difference. Dr. Nguyen was careful and thorough in her exam and patiently explained what she had found. The cleaning was so easy compared to other places. I definitely plan to continue coming here.
Awesome experience at Clearview Dental today! The front desk staff was friendly and accommodating. For my teeth cleaning, I got to work with Stephanie, she is very sweet and personable, and did a fantastic job. Afterward, I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Yoon which was great, he kindly took the time to address all my concerns and explained everything very well. Best dental experience I've had by far and looking forward to the next one. Easy 5/5
I had an amazing experience at Clearview Dental! The office is very clean and well-decorated. I was welcomed and assisted all way through my procedure by friendly staffs. Dr. Nguyen did my exam and cleaning, she explained thoroughly what treatments I need and gave candid advices regarding when each should be done. Plus, Dr. Nguyen and her assistant worked very gently on my teeth. Dr. Yoon is also friendly and personable. I’d definitely come back here in the future!
Clearview Dental is hands down the best dental office I have ever been to! The entire staff is so friendly and helpful. Everything was thoroughly explained every step of the way. Everyone does a great job of making sure you are comfortable and informed. I highly recommend this office to anyone considering it!