Root Canal in Sugar Land
When the nerve supply to a tooth has been irreversibly damaged by decay or damage, the experts at ProDental, right here in Sugar Land, provide the state of the art in preventive, restorative, emergency, cosmetic and implant dentistry, and are more than happy to take a close look at your teeth. With an experienced staff of dentists deeply committed to continuing to expand their skills and knowledge base, at ProDental, some of the most up-to-date, and sophisticated treatment options are available for your benefit. If you’ve recently injured your tooth or are experiencing a toothache in Sugar Land root canal therapy may be the appropriate treatment to rehabilitate your tooth.
If we were to take a close look at the anatomy of a tooth, we would discover that deep beneath the elegant ridges of pearly enamel, there is dental pulp, home to the nerve supply and blood vessels that keep the tooth vitalized. Also, filling this deep central chamber, the nerves wind down narrow canals toward the bottoms of the tooth, eventually connecting to the surrounding tissue. When dental decay eats away at the tooth to the point of reaching the dental pulp, a deep bacterial infection ensues, and if left untreated can result in the loss of the tooth. In cases of traumatic injury, the dental pulp can become impaired due to the shock of impact, and prone to infection as a result. In either case, your Sugar Land root canal specialist is equipped to help.
After meticulously removing the affected pulp from the tooth, and clearing away any infection, the central chamber is disinfected and sealed with a rubber-like material to prevent further infection. Your Sugar Land root canal specialist typically will provide either a direct filling or custom crown to top off the tooth, and restore its structural integrity. Call us for more information and to make an appointment.