Root canal treatment is a general dentistry service that becomes necessary when a tooth is infected. Many people cringe at the idea of root canal treatment, largely based on its portrayal in popular culture. However, root canal treatment from Austin dentist Dr. John Schmid is designed to be minimally invasive and incredibly effective.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment is a way to remove bacteria and infection from the inside of a tooth. This procedure is done to prevent any other teeth from becoming infected and to maintain your oral health.
How Does Dr. Schmid Perform a Root Canal?
To perform this treatment, Dr. Schmid will make a small access hole in the infected tooth through which dental tools can be gently inserted to loosen and remove infection. Occasionally during this process the tooth will be flushed with a medical solution, helping ensure full removal of bacteria.
Once the root canal is complete, our Austin dentist will seal the access hole and make an impression of your tooth for the fitting of a dental crown. Your crown will be created by our dental lab partners to fit flawlessly into your smile and work to further protect your tooth and help prevent a reoccurrence of infection.
Root Canal Warning Signs
Symptoms that you may need root canal treatment include:
- Increased tooth sensitivity
- Acute pain in a single tooth
- Swelling or redness of gum tissue
- The darkening of a tooth
Pimples or sores may also appear on the gums next to an infected tooth. These issues should be immediately brought to the attention of Dr. Schmid to determine if root canal treatment is necessary.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
The short answer is no, root canals are not painful. Dr. John Schmid uses advanced technologies that allow you to experience a pain and discomfort-free session.
How Long Does a Root Canal Take?
Most root canals are done within two hours or less, and only take one visit.
My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt. Do I Still Need a Root Canal?
If your tooth is starting to decay and it goes without treatment, it will likely cause more issues with your teeth such as infections. Even if your tooth isn’t hurting right now, you should still get a root canal if needed to prevent any future problems with your teeth.
Why Choose Dr. John Schmid?
If you believe you need a root canal, Dr. Schmid can help you determine if a root canal or another procedure is right for you! From there, he will customize a treatment plan that is formulated and unique for you. With years of experience and training, Dr. Schmid will use his advanced tools and techniques to give you stunning results.
Schedule a Client Consultation in Austin, TX
If you suspect you have an infected tooth, please call Dr. John Schmid in Austin, TX at 512-329-5967 to schedule an appointment. Dr. Schmid serves Austin, Round Rock, and surrounding Texas communities.