Welcome to Texas Endodontic Center
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning dental pulp (‘nerves’) and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. It includes the etiology, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and injuries of the dental pulp. We offer expert root canal treatment using the most advanced technology.
What is a Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures in the world today, with over 14 million being performed in the United States alone. A root canal treatment involves you dentist removing the pulp of the tooth and then cleaning the inside of the tooth. This process removes the infected tissue so the tooth is no longer painful or sensitive to hot or cold foods and drinks. If treated early, a root canal can save a tooth from needing to be extracted.
How Can I Treat a Root Canal Infection?
In order to treat a root canal infection, dentists recommend an over the counter pain relief medication such as ibuprofen or a dental anesthetic like lidocaine spray. Root canal therapy may be needed if the infection has spread to the pulp. However, the best form of treatment is prevention by maintaining good oral hygiene at home and scheduling regular visits to the dentist every six months for teeth cleaning and check-ups.