Get Rid of Infection, Pain With a Root Canal
This is the most misunderstood part about dentistry, I feel like. You hear on TV, you hear on the movies about our root canal. People use that word as like, the most painful, scary thing, but it's actually the complete opposite. Having a root canal is a one-appointment visit. It actually gets you out of pain, and the techniques we use to get you numb in that small, small area, you don't actually feel anything during the procedure. Really, it is no different than having a filling done in the patient's eyes, or from the patient's perspective, it is no different than having a filling.
It takes slightly longer, almost the same time as having a regular filling. Really, these are the patients who end up being our best friends, because as soon as we get you numb in that small area where you are aching, or had a toothache, you can just see them feel relief. It's the first time, maybe in a couple of days, where they haven't been throbbing or haven't been in pain. They're so grateful for that. They're grateful to be out of pain, and to know that it's over. It's also a way to disinfect or get that area of the tooth completely clean and sealed off permanently.
Whether it’s you or a member of your family who may need root canal treatment, call us at 832-791-1706 so we can help you get to the root of the pain. We can likely see you the same day.
No Need to Worry About a Root Canal
Root canal treatment, and the field of dentistry in general, has made significant advancements over the last few decades. The stories of painful root canal treatment passed down over the years is not an accurate representation of the quality of care you’ll receive at our office today. You’re likely in more pain now than you will be during the actual procedure.
Dr. Memmott and our team bring compassion to every procedure we do at our office. To enhance your comfort during the treatment, they’ll thoroughly numb your mouth. They’ll also offer:
- A pillow for you to rest your head
- TV and headphones to distract you while we work
- A private room
- Dental sedation, if you need it
Cleaning Out the Infection in Your Tooth
The outside of your teeth are hard, but the inside of your teeth are very soft. Bacteria can build up inside your tooth and cause an infection. Dr. Memmott will enter your tooth to access its root, clean out the inside of your tooth, and seal it off from further infection with a dental crown.
Knowing When You Need a Root Canal
If your teeth or your gums hurt, it’s important that you come in for a visit to find relief. If a dental exam reveals you are in need of a root canal, Dr. Memmott will answer any questions you have about the treatment so that you’re comfortable every step of the way.