When Poor Oral Health Calls For A Root Canal

What should a patient expect when they schedule restorative dental work? That can depend on what issue they need to address. There are different approaches we can take to addressing tooth decay. If possible, we will provide treatment with a conservative tooth filling. This is not possible when a cavity grows too large and does too much damage, and when it causes an infection that demands root canal therapy. Our Katy, TX dentist’s office is ready to help when you have a more advanced cavity that needs to be addressed. Through treatment, we can stop a worsening oral health issue from causing you to lose your tooth!

Our Practice Can Help You Take Care Of A Severe Cavity

A cavity will keep growing more serious if it is not treated. The more you wait to see your dentist, the more damage your tooth will experience. This can eventually change the way you have to be treated. Once bacteria make their way into the tooth’s central chamber, you will have to deal with an infection that causes discomfort, heightened sensitivity, and other unwelcome changes. At this stage, decay will call for root canal therapy.

What A Root Canal Treatment Does To Restore Your Tooth

Through root canal therapy, we can deal with the bacteria that are accumulating within your tooth and creating problems for your health. The procedure deals with the infection forming within your pulp, the tooth’s central chamber. After dealing with this threat, we will take care of you by providing a custom dental crown that keeps you safe and preserves your bite function.

What If I Need To Have Work Done For Multiple Teeth?

If you have several oral health issues that you need addressed, you can work out a treatment plan at our practice. Through a full mouth reconstruction, we can address cavities as well as other problems that might interfere with your well-being. That includes work to treat problems like TMJ disorder, an issue with jaw discomfort and pain that can lead to worsening discomfort. This also helps us prioritize treatment so that the most severe cavities are addressed before less serious issues are resolved.

Talk To Your Katy, TX Dentist About Root Canal Therapy

At our dental office in Katy, TX, patients who have problems with their oral health can undergo treatment to stop discomfort and save their tooth, even if they are struggling with a painful infection. In addition to root canal therapy and the placement of a dental crown, we can discuss other services that can benefit your well-being. If you have concerns about your smile, or if there are any other issues with your oral health or appearance you wish to address, please reach out to Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849.