Root Canals

Root Canals

Root canals are one of the many procedures that Dr. Whitehouse offers

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Root canals are a very common dental procedure that countless patients require each and every year. Although the thought of a root canal may intimidate some patients, the procedure is usually fairly routine. The end result is that your dentist will be able to save a tooth that might not otherwise be saved. Root canals are one of the many procedures that Dr. Whitehouse offers her patients from throughout the Austin, TX area.

Root Canal

Top Reasons to Visit Derby Dental for Root Canals

  • Most patients and dentists agree – it’s almost always preferable to save your natural teeth whenever possible, and root canals enable your dentist to do just that
  • Root canals are routine procedures that can be done right here in the comfort of our Austin, TX office
  • A tooth that is in need of a root canal procedure is often quite painful; fortunately the procedure eliminates all those uncomfortable symptoms

Symptoms You May Encounter If You Need a Root Canal

Root canals are typically recommended when a tooth is badly decayed and the pulp of the tooth has become infected. There are several common symptoms that may indicate you need a root canal, including:

  • A severe toothache that gets worse when you chew food or press on the tooth
  • A discolored tooth
  • Swollen and/or painful gums around the tooth
  • Swollen and/or painful gums around the tooth

The Procedure Involved in Root Canals

Root canals are often an excellent way to save a tooth that might not be able to be saved otherwise. During a typical root canal procedure, Dr. Whitehouse will remove decay from the affected tooth, then remove the nerve and pulp from the tooth, thoroughly clean it, and seal it off. Sometimes, a crown will need to be applied over the existing tooth after the root canal procedure. Root canals usually require two trips to our office. The end result is a fully functional tooth.

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