23945 Franz Rd suite a, Katy, TX 77493
Oral Surgery & Advanced Dental Care Katy TX
Restorative Dentistry Katy TX
Endodontics (Root Canal Therapy)
If you have tooth pain, it could be due to an infection in the root of your tooth. Dr. Nguyen can use digital X-rays to diagnose the issue. If an infection is found, root canal therapy may be recommended. This procedure involves removing the infected pulp and sealing the tooth to prevent future damage or infection. After the infection is cleared, a crown will be placed on the tooth for added strength.
Although the term "root canal" may sound scary, the procedure is not as painful as you might think. Most patients find that the tooth pain they experienced before the procedure was worse than any discomfort during the root canal. We also offer sedation to help you stay relaxed during treatment.
Dental Crowns & Bridges
Teeth that are cracked or damaged, or those that have been replaced entirely with a dental implant, benefit from the placement of dental crowns. A crown is a tooth-colored cap that is placed over a damaged tooth or a dental implant. It provides strength to damaged teeth and gives an implant the full function of a natural tooth. Crowns also look and feel just like your natural teeth.
If you're missing a couple of teeth in a row, Dr. Nguyen may suggest a tooth bridge. A bridge is used to essentially "bridge" a gap caused by missing teeth. The bridge is attached to crowns placed on either side of the gap, and false teeth sit in place of missing teeth, giving you a complete smile that functions great.
Sometimes teeth crack below the gum line. If this happens, we may need to perform crown lengthening, which is a surgical procedure where we reshape your gums and expose the damage. This allows us to place a new restoration and cover the damage.