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Root canal — Missouri City, TX
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Unveil the source of dental discomfort

Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic treatment, is a dental procedure performed to treat and save a tooth that has become infected or severely damaged. The treatment focuses on the removal of infected or inflamed pulp tissue from within the tooth’s root canal system, disinfecting the area, and sealing it to prevent further infection or damage.

Symptoms of an infected tooth

  • Toothache
  • Sensitivity to temperature
  • Swelling and tenderness
  • Tooth discoloration
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Our process

Here is an overview of the root canal therapy process:

  1. Diagnosis and Preparation: The dentist examines the tooth, takes dental X-rays, and assesses the extent of the infection or damage. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure a pain-free procedure. A dental dam is placed to isolate the tooth and keep it clean and dry during the treatment.
  2. Pulp Removal: An access hole is created on the tooth’s surface to reach the pulp chamber and root canals. Special dental instruments, such as files and reamers, are used to carefully remove the infected or damaged pulp tissue from within the canals.
  3. Cleaning and Disinfection: The root canals are thoroughly cleaned and shaped using these dental instruments and antimicrobial solutions. This step is crucial to remove any remaining bacteria, debris or infected tissue.
  4. Filling and Sealing: After the canals are cleaned and dried, they are filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha, along with a dental adhesive to seal the canals and prevent reinfection. In some cases, a temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth until the final restoration is prepared.
  5. Restoration: Once the root canal therapy is complete, a final restoration is typically necessary to restore the tooth’s strength and functionality. This can involve placing a dental crown or filling, depending on the extent of tooth damage and the location within the mouth.

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We prioritize your comfort above all else

Our dentist and team take the necessary measures to provide gentle and comfortable root canal therapy in Missouri City, Texas. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist, Dr. LaKendra Sakeena, call Sienna Smiles today at 281-778-3200.

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