Saving the natural tooth through root canal treatment

Deep tooth decay, abscess, gum trauma, and chipped crown are just some of the many reasons why a tooth may become inflamed and infected. Apart from tooth extraction, root canal treatment has been among the primary dental options for patients with an inflamed or infected tooth.

Root canal treatment refers to the removal of soft tissues, blood vessels, nerve tissues, abscess, and other debris inside the hollows of the tooth (root canal) through a small access hole in the tooth’s biting surface. After disinfecting and cleaning the root canal, a temporary or permanent filling or crown will be placed to seal the drilled access hole. Although blood vessels have already been removed in the root canal, the tooth will continuously be nourished by the tissues surrounding it, effectively saving the tooth while protecting it from further infection and pain.

Dr. Sid K. Steadman D.D.S. wants to help Leander residents achieve a healthy and beautiful smile through state-of-the-art general dentistry services. Schedule an appointment with our team of dental care experts by calling (512) 259-3365 today.