Root Canals

Houma Root Canals

Effective Treatments for All Your Dental Needs

When you hear the word “root canal” treatment, you might be filled with dread, since it can seem that root canals are extreme forms of dental therapy. In reality, root canals are one of the safest, least meddlesome forms of dentistry. They are designed to save the interior of your teeth, to keep the natural root healthy once it has been cleaned.

If you are noticing either an abscess on your gums, increased sensitivity to eating hot or cold drinks or food, or otherwise have severe pain in your tooth, it is time to get in touch with our root canal dentists in Houma. Our doctors at Houma Family Dental can carefully analyze the problem before finding the solution that will work best for your needs.

Call us today at (985) 645-2820 so that you experience the relief that comes after a root canal treatment.

Root Canals as an Endodontic Treatment

The term “endodontics” can sound like a very complicated term, but this Greek root simply means “inside the tooth.” Nowadays, endodontics refers to the kind of dentistry that can get rid of problems deep within your teeth, ones that are normally extremely painful. Root canal therapy is one of the primary treatments for endodontic issues, allowing you to save the root of the natural tooth, despite its exterior damage.

How Root Canal Therapy Works

When the nerve of your tooth deep within the pulp has been exposed to bacterial infection and the subsequent decay, you will notice excruciating pain as the tooth begins to die. In order to save the tooth, the best option is getting root canal treatment, where your dentist can carefully remove the damaged nerve, the bacteria, and any rotting matter.

The space in your tooth is specially filled with medicated materials, perfectly bringing the tooth back to its full and normal function. Unlike pulling a tooth, which will require a lot more money and time in the long run to place in a less stable implant, keeping your natural tooth is best for your mouth’s functionality as well as your wallet.

Root Canals to Resolve Cracked Teeth

Sometimes you may find yourself with a cracked or fractured tooth after a particularly intensive athletic game or sport. Alternatively, some of our patients are shocked to discover that their tooth has been chipped or broken simply as they were eating. Regardless of how your tooth got cracked, you may be surprised to find that root canals are a great way to solve these issues. There are multiple types of cracks and fractures, which our knowledgeable dentists are very familiar with.

Some symptoms that you have a cracked tooth include:

  • Difficulty describing the exact location of the pain in your mouth
  • Heightened sensitivity whenever you eat cold or hot food and drink
  • Inexplicable pain when chewing or biting

Professionals You Can Count On

Performing a root canal treatment can be quite complex, since there are so many reasons why your tooth could be facing damage. Having one of our professionals at Houma Family Dental is the way to go since our dentists have a lot of experience with treating root canals safely.

Contact us now at (985) 645-2820 so you can get real relief.

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