At our endodontic practice, West Houston Endodontics, the goal of our practice is to save teeth. At our office we have several top notch endodontists including Dr. Tracy M. Clark. Our Energy Corridor endodontist provides a complete range of endodontic services for our patients.
If a tooth is infected or damaged in its interior, it can only be saved by a root canal treatment. This is the most common service provided by our Energy Corridor endodontist. Today, patients are able to have a root canal treatment while they remain perfectly comfortable at our dental practice. Not only do we offer modern dental anesthesia, but we also offer sedation dentistry for our more anxious patients. During a root canal procedure our endodontist will gain access to the center of the tooth and remove all infected pulp. The tooth and root canal systems will be thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal procedures are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. Our endodontist will need to assess your individual tooth situation to determine whether or not it is likely that a root canal treatment will be successful. There are times when a tooth does not completely heal after a root canal treatment. In this case, our endodontist may perform endodontic retreatment. A retreatment is similar to the initial root canal. Our endodontic practice also offers a root end resection, also called an apicoectomy. In this procedure, infection is removed from the root tip and from any surrounding tissue. This is performed when an infection continues even after root canal therapy or endodontic retreatment is complete. If you have a cracked tooth, this can also be treated at our endodontic practice. A cracked tooth can lead to infection of the pulp, so it is important that it is properly and promptly treated. We also treat traumatic injuries such as dislodged teeth or teeth which have been knocked out.
For an appointment to see our Energy Corridor endodontist, contact us today. If you need an emergency appointment, please let our office staff know at the time of your call.