Heritage Dental offers root canal therapy as part of our restorative dental treatments to patients in the Katy area. For patients suffering from severe tooth pain and sensitivity, a root canal may be needed to alleviate discomfort and save the natural tooth. Don’t let the term “root canal” scare you or cause you to avoid this necessary endodontic treatment. Dr. Nguyen is a skilled dentist who uses the latest techniques to make your root canal procedure comfortable. If you have a tooth that is severely decayed, infected or damaged from trauma, a root canal can save you from worsening pain and help you avoid costly tooth replacement procedures.
Root Canal Therapy
Decay and infection into your tooth center can leave the nerves of your tooth exposed. During root canal therapy, Dr. Nguyen begins by removing the infected or damaged pulp from the center of the tooth. Next, the area is thoroughly disinfected and cleaned before it is sealed off. Lastly, a crown will be placed over the tooth for protection, strength and aesthetics.
Call Heritage Dental if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, which may indicate the need for endodontic treatment or root canal therapy:
- 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
Is a root canal painful?
Despite common belief, root canals are not painful. In fact, one of the purposes of a root canal is to eliminate tooth pain. Depending on your needs and preferences, you are welcome to add one of our sedation dentistry options, such as laughing gas or oral conscious sedation, to your treatment plan. Dr. Nguyen also uses The Wand, a computer-controlled injection device that guarantees a more comfortable numbing process.
How much does a root canal cost?
The cost of a root canal depends on a couple of variables such as which tooth needs the work and what type of anesthesia is used. Heritage Dental will discuss the cost of treatment up front so you know what to expect. We accept numerous insurance plans and offer flexible financing plans through CareCredit. Root canals are discounted for members of our Dental Savers Plan.
What happens after a root canal procedure?
The first thing that happens is you feel happy to be pain-free! Occasionally the repaired tooth can be sealed off with a filling but usually Dr. Nguyen will recommend a dental crown to ensure the integrity of the tooth. Until the tooth is topped with a permanent restoration, avoid chewing on that side. If you experience a little tenderness for a day or two afterwards it can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Contact Heritage Dental for a compassionate and modern family dental practice that can restore your smile with comfort. When a root canal is needed, we accommodate your needs from beginning to end. We offer convenient scheduling options to make your dental care as stress-free as possible in Katy, TX.
What Our Patients Say About Us
Wow this place is amazing. The staff and doctor are so friendly. They really know how to take care of their patients. One thing I noticed that no other dentist have done was that the doctor checked my neck for any lumps
or signs of cancer. The only thing I would say is that the wait to be seen is a little longer than expected but it’s worth it. Trust me. It smells good and it’s very clean and sanitized. I finally found my doctor. I am a
very picky person and believe me they have met my expectations!
This is so great place to go see your teeth! This would be a recommended dental place to check your teeth. Everyone here is very kind and careful, they all pay attention. Thank you to Jessica for cleaning my son’s teeth,
get nice as well. The place is very clean! So I give this a 5 stars, Thank for everyone!
Staff was very nice and professional! They took care of my problem the same day. I was so grateful! Will be definitely going back for my check ups
It was love at first visit. I even transferred my baby here. We love Dr Chi ! She is great with my teen and baby. The staff is patient and friendly.
Everyone that I encountered at Heritage was wonderful especially the young lady that performed my X-ray exam and deep cleaning…she made me feel very comfortable and relaxed and that I was in very capable hands! I
totally trusted her with the services that Heritage was providing to me,and I have another appointment there later this month. Heritage Dental has a very clean,professional,yet comfortable and trusting environment which
is so important for a new patient like me! I recommend Heritage to anyone who’s looking for a great dentistry with a great staff and wonderful environment….Heritage is that dentistry.
Minh Triet Vo
I went there for removal of my wisdom tooth. The whole operation was smooth and I felt almost no pain thanks to anaesthesia. The prescription they gave also make the recovery process much easier. It’s currently 12 hours
since my extraction, my clot is forming normally and I’m completely comfortable except for a few times where I need to talk.