Infection can seep into the pulp of a tooth, often resulting in pain and swelling. If you have these symptoms, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy. To determine whether a root canal in Laredo, Texas will benefit your oral health, Dr. Labbe, Dr. Staat, and associates will examine and X-ray your tooth. We welcome you to call Menta Dentistry at 956-242-0223 for an appointment today!
Root canals are a type of endodontic treatment performed when the inner tissues (pulp) and nerves of the tooth become infected or damaged in some way. The pulp and nerves of a tooth most often become damaged or infected when injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth itself. Root canal treatments work to restore the health of the tooth and prevent the need for a tooth extraction. In fact, root canal therapy is often the only alternative to a tooth extraction.
Our dentists will begin by removing the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth. The tooth will then be thoroughly cleaned and filled with a medicated material. Finally, the tooth is capped with a restoration (usually a dental crown), which restores it to its original shape and structure and helps prevent infection from reoccurring. This procedure can usually be completed in one to two visits to our office.
Our dentists and team at Menta Dentistry are committed to your comfort. When you receive a roto canal, we will provide you with anesthesia and sedation dentistry, and use the most advanced techniques and tools to complete your treatment with a minimum of discomfort.
For more information about root canal treatment and to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentists, please call our office today.