Root Canal Therapy in Houston, TX
Toothaches are a vivid reminder that teeth aren’t just pieces of hard tissue floating around in the gums. They’re intricately formed sensory organs with layers of dentin and enamel that overlay a living pulp. Coursing through the tooth’s pulp is a vital bundle of nerves and blood vessels that provide nutrients and sensation to each tooth. As long as the pulp stays healthy, patients are rarely aware of the systems at work.
Tooth pain can be especially alarming, but it can warn you when something’s not right. Pain can tell us that the bundle of nerves and vessels inside your tooth is irritated, damaged, or under attack.
A deep cavity can give bacteria access to the inner nerve bundle. In some cases, a significant infection or abscess may develop in the jaw without any noticeable symptoms. If Drs. Nimri and Zingalis discover a severely damaged nerve or signs of infection, then root canal therapy may be suggested.
Modern anesthetics provide powerful numbing for gentle removal of the inflamed nerve inside the tooth. The nerve canal undergoes disinfection and careful shaping while a sealer fills the internal space. A filling or crown that covers the tooth can help return the tooth to its original function.