Do you have a painful tooth that you think is infected? If so, you definitely will need to have a root canal treatment. When you need root canal therapy, you will want to come to our practice, West Houston Endodontics, where we specialize in providing root canals and other endodontic services.
When you come to our West Houston Endodontics practice, you will be seen by one of our top-notch endodontics. Our doctors are: Dr. Tracy M. Clark and Dr. Armando R. Mejia. At our endodontic practice we are very happy to be able to provide patients with several different treatment options which all help to saving the life of a tooth. A root canal treatment is needed when the nerve of the tooth is affected by decay or infection. During the root canal procedure, the center of the tooth is reached and the infected pulp is cleared out. The entire root canal system is cleaned. Then the tooth is sealed so that bacteria cannot reenter the tooth. This procedure is generally performed using local anesthesia and may be conducted over one or two visits. Our endodontist will be able to give you a good idea about how long the root canal procedure should take once he has had a chance to review your specific situation. Root canal therapy is generally successful in over 90% of cases. If our West Houston endodontist feels that this procedure will not be successful for your specific tooth, he will be sure to advise you of this before the root canal procedure is performed.
There are reasons why a root canal treatment may not be successful. In certain situations, if this occurs, our endodontist may recommend that an endodontic retreatment takes place. This retreatment is similar to a root canal treatment, but instead of pulp being removed, our doctor will remove the filling that was put in and repeat the root canal therapy. Our West Houston endodontist may also perform an apicoectomy to remove infection from the root tip and the surrounding tissue. Patients also come to our endodontic practice to have cracked teeth treated to help prevent infection. We also are able to treat teeth that have had traumatic injuries such as being knocked out or dislodged. We are happy to be able to provide patients with sedation dentistry if they are particularly anxious about a treatment which we are performing for them. If you would like to meet with our West Houston endodontist regarding a particular tooth problem that you are having, contact us today for an appointment. In an emergency situation, be sure and let our office staff know the reason for your call.