If your tooth is affected by severe infection, damage, or decay in the dental pulp and tooth nerve, we may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore the health and function of an infected or injured tooth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Gayle Fletcher will remove the infected or damaged dental pulp and tooth nerve. Then, he will fill the tooth with a special medicated filling material and then cap the tooth with a dental crown. The dental crown protects the tooth following root canal therapy and helps restore its structure, function, and appearance. Dr. Gayle Fletcher and our dental team will ensure that your root canal therapy in Conroe, Texas, is as painless as possible.
Your tooth may be infected and may benefit from root canal therapy if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Intense tooth pain, especially when biting and chewing
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the nearby gums
Root canal therapy can effectively restore the tooth to optimal health and function. To learn more about root canal therapy and how it can restore your oral health, we invite you to contact us today Patient-First Dental Care at 936-856-9969.