Dental pulp is the soft area in the middle of a tooth that contains the blood vessels, connective tissues, and nerve of the tooth. If the pulp becomes marred or infected, Drs. Echeverri, Echeverri, Kendrick, Briceno, and Salazar may recommend a root canal in Houston, Texas. During root canal treatment, our dentists will remove the infected pulp to save the tooth.
Before performing a root canal treatment, our dentists will take an X-ray so they can observe the shape of the root canal and check for signs of infection in the surrounding bone. The tooth and the surrounding area will then be numbed with a local anesthetic. Drs. Echeverri, Echeverri, Kendrick, Briceno, and Salazar will make an access hole in the tooth through which the pulp, bacteria, decayed nerve, and debris are removed with root canal files. After the inside of the tooth has been completely cleaned, the root canal is filled and sealed with a sealer paste and gutta percha. A filling is placed to fill the access hole. At this point, a crown is prepared and placed on the treated tooth. The dental crown will protect and support the tooth, as well as restore its function.
In order to learn more about our services and to schedule an appointment with our dentist, we welcome you to contact Echeverri Dental Center today.