Endodontic and Root Canal Therapy in Austin, TX
Endodontic/Root Canal Therapy
At Brushy Creek Dentistry we offer a wide variety of Endodontic therapy options!
Endodontic therapy is needed when there is an infection in the root of the tooth. This root carries blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves. Infection can occur due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, faulty crowns, or if the tooth has been chipped or cracked.
Once an infection has been detected, it is vital that you get into the dentist to treat the infection. Often times, people will leave the infection untreated and the tooth will die. This will lead to the patient needing an implant or possible partial.
Many reported toothaches are caused by an infection that can be treated with a root canal. If your tooth becomes infected or severely damaged, Dr. Johnson may recommend a root canal. There are many reasons that a tooth can become infected including:
During the procedure, Dr. Johnson will remove the nerve and pulp from the space inside the root of your tooth. It is then cleaned with antibacterial agents and filled and sealed.
After the procedure is completed, Dr. Johnson may recommend that you have a crown placed over the restored tooth. After removing the nerve and the infection, the tooth may become brittle.
The tooth can be susceptible to further damage if left unprotected. A dental crown will be fabricated to match your tooth exactly and placed over the tooth to protect the tooth for years to come.
Schedule Your Appointment at Brushy Creek Dentistry
If you want quality care, from root canals to treatment for bruxism, we have you covered. You can trust Dr. Johnson to improve the health and appearance of your smile with conservative, gentle dentistry.
Call or text our office to schedule your consultation now and ask about sedation dentistry to enhance your comfort.