Tanglewood Dentists Gentle Save You
from Extraction with Root Canals
A root canal could save your tooth from extraction. If you have a very deep cavity or severe infection, it may be recommended.
At the Tanglewood dental office of Doctors Hedge and Riley, root canal procedures can be done along with a plethora of other general and cosmetic dentistry services.
We strive for preventative dentistry wherever possible but if there comes a time when you do need a root canal, we’ll be there and we’ll make the experience as anxiety-free and pain-free as possible. Most people experience little to no discomfort during a root canal with us. We use The Wand, which is a painless medication delivery device that does not use needles. Our caring staff and comfortable environment puts patients naturally at ease.
Root Canals: The Basics
A root canal requires a deep cavity being filled after roots and tooth pulp is removed and medicine is delivered. After this is done and the tooth is medicated a temporary filling is put in. A subsequent appointment happens with your permanent filling. You’ll then get fitted for a porcelain crown.
Why are porcelain crowns necessary after a root canal?
A root canal leaves you with a thin shell of tooth remaining. If you don’t reinforce that tooth with a crown you run a big risk of it cracking or breaking. After all your efforts in saving that tooth don’t put it at risk by neglecting to have a porcelain crown installed. The crown caps the tooth and offers additional protection. We offer same day crowns in our dental office, too, and they look seamless.
Choose The Houston Dentists Tanglewood in Tanglewood, TX
We serve the Houston area and would be happy to meet with you to discuss your dental health concerns. Whether you need a new family dentist, have a dental emergency, or are looking for a second opinion, please feel free to call us at (404) 334-9542 today.