Root Canals Huntsville, TX

A root canal is often recommended when it is possible to save the structure of a natural tooth after infection or damage. The better alternative to a tooth extraction, a root canal is an important dental treatment and can help you preserve your natural bite. Dr. Escobar and Dr. Jennings offer root canals when considered necessary to restore your dental health.

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Root Canals: what to expect

The root canal process is far different today than years ago. Patients are made comfortable with a local anesthetic and the tooth to be treated is prepared by making a tiny hole in the back. This allows access to the interior pulp chambers. Once opened and cleaned, most patients experience relief from the pressure and discomfort that precipitated the need for a root canal. Our dental care team will carefully remove the infected pulp and replace it with a biocompatible material that will support tooth structure.

Once the tooth interior chambers are cleaned and refilled, we will close the back of the tooth. In most cases, we will recommend a second visit for placing a dental crown. This will add strength to the tooth and support a lasting result.

Signs you may need a root canal.

  • Changes in the color of a tooth or graying of the tooth
  • Increasing sensitivity to temperature when eating and drinking
  • Sudden or throbbing pain in or around a tooth
  • Changes in the appearance of the gums or small pimples along the gum line
  • A cracked tooth or severe damage to a tooth

How long does a root canal last?

A root canal that has been supported with a dental crown can last a lifetime with good dental care and oral hygiene. Our dental care team will monitor the condition of your root canal during routine visits to ensure it is stable.