Root Canals

Heritage Dental offers painless 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. Dr. Nguyen is a skilled dentist who uses that latest endodontic techniques and anesthetics to make your root canal procedure comfortable and painless. Our entire team at Heritage Dental is committed to the long-term health and beauty of your smile. 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

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. Depending on your needs and preferences, you may choose local anesthesia or one of our sedation dentistry options such as nitrous oxide or oral conscious sedation. Dr. Nguyen also uses The Wand, a computer-controlled injection device that guarantees a more comfortable numbing process.

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

Don’t let the term “root canal” scare you or cause you to avoid this necessary endodontic treatment. Despite common belief, root canals are not painful and it may actually be the only procedure that can bring you out of pain. Decay and infection into your tooth center can leave the nerves of your tooth exposed and susceptible to substantial pain. Root canals are designed to restore the tooth center and safely eradicate the source of your pain.

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. This includes our convenient scheduling options and flexible financing plans. We want your dental care to be as stress-free as possible in Katy, TX.