If you have been suffering from severe toothache, or you have an abscess or infected tooth, you probably need a root canal from Jennifer Pham, DDS., PA., a Houston dentist that provides both general and cosmetic dental services. Root canal is the removing of the inflamed or infected pulp, which is the main cause of the intense pain you are experiencing. The pulp is the soft inner section of the tooth which contains nerves and blood vessels. Infected pulp may be caused from tooth decay, or from tooth trauma, injury, like a chipped or cracked tooth which may worsen the pain as it spreads within the tooth.
Why Root Canal Is Necessary
Toothache caused by pulp infection must be treated immediately. If not the tooth can be lost. Thankfully with a root canal procedure, you can be relieved from toothache and the affected tooth can be brought back to its normal healthy state. During a root canal, an opening is made to access the inner layer of the tooth. The infected pulp is removed and the whole region is disinfected to prepare for pulp replacement.
After the inside of the tooth is cleaned, it is filled with gutta-percha and sealed off to ensure no substance can contaminate it in the future. At this point a porcelain crown can be used to cover the tooth and to restore its shape, function and structure and beauty. With this procedure, your teeth can be saved from having to be extracted.
Although the treatment procedure is believed by many to be painful, when carried out by Dr. Pham it is most often relatively painless for the patient. In addition to the typical anesthetic that will be applied on the tooth itself, Dr. Pham can also employ and apply the very latest techniques available to help give her patients a pain-free experience throughout the course of this type of procedure. Additionally, we use state-of-art equipment and our facility is welcoming in a way that makes our patients feel comfortable and at ease, as if they were being treated at home.
When you choose to bring your dental care needs to us, Dr. Pham and the staff will go out of their way to provide you with the best dental care possible. Your success is our success so we do our best to make your experience with us positive in every way we can.
If you have a severe toothache or have other dental needs such as crowns and bridges, dental implants, veneers and teeth whitening, call our office for a timely appointment. It is our mission to ensure that our patients get the treatment they need with the maximum success and minimum pain.