Root Canal Treatment Katy TX

At Heritage Dental - Katy, we provide root canal therapy as part of our restorative dental treatments for patients in the Katy area. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain and sensitivity, a root canal may be necessary to relieve discomfort and preserve your natural tooth. Do not be intimidated by the term "root canal" or let it deter you from this essential endodontic treatment. Dr. Nguyen is a skilled dentist who utilizes the latest techniques to ensure your root canal procedure is comfortable. By undergoing a root canal, you can prevent worsening pain and avoid expensive tooth replacement procedures if you have a severely decayed, infected, or damaged tooth.


Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing symptoms such as decay and infection in your tooth, it can lead to the exposure of the tooth nerves. To address this issue, Dr. Nguyen performs root canal treatment in Katy TX. This involves removing the infected or damaged pulp from the center of the tooth, followed by thorough disinfection and cleaning. The area is then sealed off, and a crown is placed over the tooth for protection, strength, and aesthetics.

If you are experiencing any symptoms that may indicate the need for endodontic treatment or root canal therapy, please contact Heritage Dental - Katy.

  • Extreme sensitivity to heat, cold and pressure
  • Persistent tooth and gum pain
  • A visible cavity that compromises the integrity of the tooth
  • A foul taste or odor near the tooth, even after brushing
  • Swollen lymph nodes in your neck and jaw near the affected tooth

Root Canals

Root Canals FAQs

Is a root canal painful?

Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not a painful procedure. In fact, their main objective is to alleviate tooth pain. If desired, you can choose from our sedation dentistry options, including laughing gas or oral conscious sedation, to enhance your comfort during the treatment. Additionally, Dr. Nguyen utilizes The Wand, a computer-controlled injection device that ensures a more comfortable numbing process.

How much does a root canal cost?

At Heritage Dental - Katy, the cost of a root canal is determined by factors such as the specific tooth requiring treatment and the type of anesthesia administered. Rest assured, we will provide you with a transparent discussion about the treatment cost in advance. We accept various insurance plans and also offer flexible financing options through CareCredit. Additionally, members of our Dental Savers Plan can avail discounted rates for root canals.

What happens after a root canal treatment?

After the procedure, the first thing you will feel is a sense of happiness as you are now free from pain. In some cases, a filling may be used to seal the repaired tooth, but Dr. Nguyen usually recommends a dental crown to ensure the tooth's integrity. It is important to avoid chewing on that side until a permanent restoration is placed. If you experience any slight tenderness for a day or two, over-the-counter pain medications can help manage it.

If you are looking for a compassionate and modern family dental practice that can restore your smile with comfort, contact us. We understand the importance of accommodating your needs throughout the entire root canal process. Our convenient scheduling options aim to make your dental care in Katy TX as stress-free as possible.

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