Root canal therapy

Root canal therapy for tooth decay that has reached the nerve.

Hassid Dental is the emergency dentist Houston residents go to for root canal therapy, also known as a root canal is required when the pulp or nerve of the tooth is invaded by decay, permanently inflamed, dead (necrotic) or when the tooth has an infection (abscess). A root canal involves removing the nerve and nerve tissue from the tooth and the root(s) of the tooth and finally sealing the tooth root(s) with a natural, rubber like material called gutta percha.

When in need of an Emergency dentist Houston residents know that Dr. David Hassid’s first priority is to save a patient’s natural teeth, whenever possible. When a root canal is required, the only options are to perform the root canal and save the tooth or remove the tooth. For the majority of teeth, after a root canal is completed a crown is required to avoid fracture. Sometimes, the destruction to a tooth can be so great that although a root canal can be completed a crown won't be able to be placed on the tooth afterwards so having a root canal is useless. In this case, it would be recommended to have the tooth removed and options for replacing the tooth would be discussed.

Emergency Dentist Houston

If you experience toothaches or pain with biting and chewing, feel extreme sensitivity to hot and cold in a specific tooth or teeth or notice a tooth or teeth darkening in color you may need a root canal. If an abscess is present you may notice a swelling or bubble in your gums. Although rare, sometimes a root canal is needed and no feelings of discomfort or symptoms are being experienced.

Check out this brief video for more information about root canal therapy.

If you suffer from the painful symptoms of a severely damaged or diseased tooth, please contact Hassid Dental to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Hassid. We welcome patients from the Upper Kirby, West University, River Oaks areas and throughout Houston.

Emergency Dentist Houston

If you experience toothaches or pain with biting and chewing, feel extreme sensitivity to hot and cold in a specific tooth or teeth or notice a tooth or teeth darkening in color you may need a root canal. If an abscess is present you may notice a swelling or bubble in your gums. Although rare, sometimes a root canal is needed and no feelings of discomfort or symptoms are being experienced.

Check out this brief video for more information about root canal therapy.

If you suffer from the painful symptoms of a severely damaged or diseased tooth, please contact Hassid Dental to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Hassid. We welcome patients from the Upper Kirby, West University, River Oaks areas and throughout Houston.

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