Can Root Canal Treatment Resolve A Dental Emergency?

Problems that make emergency dentistry necessary can be difficult to endure. The sooner you can address pain and physical damage to your tooth, the sooner you can be free from discomfort and once again able to comfortably bite and chew. Lathrop Dental Center provides access to emergency dental care for people in and around Katy, TX. One thing we can do when responding to an emergency is determine if root canal therapy is needed to restore a tooth’s health. If it is, we can move forward with treatment and resolve problems with advanced tooth decay or injury. When this work is complete, we can make sure your tooth is safe by capping it with a dental crown.

How Serious Does A Problem Have To Be To Call For A Root Canal?

Root canal procedures address problems within the pulp, the central chamber of a tooth. Internal issues create real risks for your tooth and oral health. Eventually, bacteria can spread through the tooth and create new problems for your well-being. A worsening infection will eventually leave your dentist with no option but to extract your tooth and replace it! While it may be intimidating to hear that you need a root canal, you should know that by performing it we prevent further problems with your tooth and put an end to active discomfort you feel.

Arranging Emergency Treatment For An Injured Or Aching Tooth

Before committing to a specific procedure, your dentist will evaluate your tooth and determine what kind of restorative dental treatment is required. During treatment, your dentist will carefully access your pulp so that bacteria and damaged tissues can be reached. Those damaged and infected tissues are removed, and once the tooth’s health is restored we can seal the pulp to protect against further problems. After this is done, your dentist will start plans to restore your tooth with a custom crown.

Restoring Your Tooth After Your Root Canal Procedure

A custom dental crown will keep your tooth safe after you undergo a root canal procedure. A crown completely envelops your tooth above the gum line. When you need treatment for a tooth that is more visible when you smile and speak, we can provide a crown designed to imitate healthy tooth structure.

Your Katy, TX Dental Office Is Ready To Address Your Dental Emergency

Our practice wants our patients to know that we are ready to provide care promptly when dental emergencies occur. In addition to providing care on short notice, we can take care to restore your smile so that your appearance is not altered by your time in the dentist’s chair! If you would like to find out more, please call Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849!