Root canal treatment is used to repair teeth that are very badly decayed or those that have developed infections. The root canal procedure involves the dentist removing the nerve and pulp material from the tooth, then completely cleaning and sealing it off. Root canal treatment is one of many services that Dr. Brawner provides for his family of patients in the Austin, TX, area.
Why You Should Choose Arbor Oaks Dental for Root Canal Treatment
Most dentists agree that it’s almost always best to save your natural teeth whenever possible. What you may not realize is that a tooth can still be entirely functional without nerves or pulp, which means that root canal treatment can be a very effective way to save a tooth. Although having a root canal may not sound like a pleasant experience, the procedure is actually quite common, and Arbor Oaks offers sedation methods that can help make you as comfortable as possible while undergoing the treatment. In fact, Dr. Brawner and his staff have many years of experience in performing root canals for his patients from throughout the Austin, TX, area.
Important Information about Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are done more often than you can imagine. Although the procedure sounds painful, it’s really no more uncomfortable than any other dental procedure. Modern sedation methods are designed to make patients as comfortable as possible no matter what dental procedure they may be going through. A root canal usually requires two visits to our Austin office. After removing the nerve and pulp and sealing off the affected tooth, you should be able to return to your normal daily routines right away, although sometimes Dr. Brawner may recommend that a crown be placed over the tooth that has undergone a root canal.
How to Know if You Need Root Canal Treatment
You may need a root canal and never even realize it, but typically there are some symptoms, including:
- A discolored tooth
- A very bad toothache that worsens when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth
- Gums that are tender and/or swollen around a certain tooth
- Hot and cold sensitivity
Call Arbor Oaks Dental Today
For more information about root canal treatment, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Brawner, contact our Austin, TX, office today.