Root Canal Treatments at Portal Dental Pasadena: Your Path to Dental Relief
We’ve all heard the term “root canal” and perhaps even shuddered at the thought. But at Portal Dental Pasadena, we’re here to change that perception. Root canals don’t have to be scary or painful; in fact, they’re a reliable way to save a damaged or infected tooth.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure designed to treat infection or decay in the pulp of your tooth. The pulp contains nerves and blood vessels and is housed in a chamber inside your tooth, known as the root canal. Your dentist will clean out this area, removing the infected pulp, to preserve your tooth’s integrity and eliminate pain.
Why Might You Need a Root Canal?
Various factors can damage a tooth’s nerves and pulp, such as decay, multiple dental procedures, fillings, or even facial trauma. If left untreated, these issues can lead to significant dental complications.
What’s the Root Canal Procedure Like?
Here’s how it typically goes at Portal Dental Pasadena. First, an X-ray is taken to assess the condition of your tooth and the surrounding bone. Then, local anesthesia is applied to numb the area and make sure you’re comfortable. Once everything is set, a dental dam is used to keep the area dry, and a hole is drilled into the tooth. The infected pulp is then carefully removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned.
Sometimes, medication may be applied inside the tooth to treat any lingering infection, and the tooth may be temporarily sealed. During a follow-up visit, your dentist will permanently seal the tooth and might place a crown to strengthen it.
Wrapping Up the Treatment
After the tooth is sealed—either immediately or at a follow-up appointment—a crown is placed to restore your tooth’s strength and functionality. This step ensures that you can go back to eating, speaking, and smiling with confidence.
Ready for Relief?
Don’t let tooth pain hold you back from enjoying life. Portal Dental Pasadena is conveniently located at 3409 Spencer Hwy Suite 100, Pasadena, Texas 77504. Give us a call today at (281) 888-3454 to schedule your consultation and take that crucial step toward dental health and peace of mind.
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