Root Canal Procedure in Cypress, TX

What is a Root Canal Procedure?

Root canal procedures are common treatments performed by Dr. David Luck at Luck Dental Care. The purpose of a root canal is to reduce pain caused by a damaged nerve within a tooth. A nerve can become damaged from a variety of causes including poor dental hygiene that leads to decay, a crack in the tooth enamel, other trauma, infection, or even a large filling. 

Root Canal Procedure in Cypress, TX

Once the nerve is damaged to the point it cannot heal itself, a root canal may be the only treatment to remedy the pain and save the tooth.

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What happens during a Root Canal?

During a root canal procedure, Dr. Luck will remove the damaged nerve tissue and then clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth so it can be restored. The root canal procedure is done with the use of anesthesia so that the patient is comfortable and the procedure goes smoothly.  

After the root canal procedure is complete, the next step is to replace any missing tooth structure, seal off the root, and support the tooth enough to withstand normal biting forces. This last step is important, otherwise, the tooth may crack, decay, and end up needing to be completely removed.

Do I need a Root Canal?

If your teeth are often sensitive to hot and cold sensations, you may have a nerve that is damaged and needs to be removed. You may need a root canal procedure if you also have any of these other symptoms:

  • discoloration of your gums
  • pain with chewing or biting down hard
  • a cracked or chipped tooth

Do Root Canal Procedures Hurt?

Root canal procedures are similar to getting a routine dental filling. The procedure should not cause any pain since the area and root of the nerve are injected with numbing medication. Root canals do take some time so most of the discomfort is from sitting for long periods of time with your mouth open for the dentist to perform the work. Breaks are usually provided making the overall procedure more comfortable for all.

Here at Luck Dental Care, we pride ourselves in providing a wide variety of exceptional dental services to Cypress, TX, and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re in need of a root canal procedure or just looking to get established with a family dentist in Cypress to go to for examinations and routine cleanings, you can find what you’re looking for at Luck Dental Care. Call (281) 304-1777 to get started.

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