If you or someone you know has been living with cavities, chipped teeth, or oral infections, you are not alone. According to figures from the American Association of Endodontists, dentists perform about 287,000 root canals in the United States every week. Whenever people want painless and cost-efficient root canals in Baytown, TX, they know to call our dentist Dr. Kamdi Irondi at KAM Dental.
Many patients think a root canal treatment is costly and painful. However, with our state-of-the-art equipment and medical-grade anesthetics, we make every effort for you to have the most comfortable experience possible.
Only specialized dentists and endodontists can perform root canals in Baytown, TX, as they require many training hours and years of professional experience to perfect. The procedure has come a long way from its painful origins in the early 1800s. The level of discomfort that a patient might experience today is mild numbing or soreness after the anesthesia wears off, which fades in a relatively short time.
Research from the National Center of Biotechnology Information reveals that over 97% of patients who get root canals experience better dental outcomes, with 85% experiencing lifelong pain relief. Root canals are end-stage treatments for untreated cavities that invade the roots inside chipped teeth and infected gums. We recommend them for patients who develop tooth decay, infections, and cavities after putting off going to their dentist for months or even years.
The procedure takes 30 minutes to an hour to complete. However, for patients with several infected teeth with complex root networks underneath the gum line like wisdom teeth and molars, a root canal may take up to two hours to finish. When you have tooth decay, Baytown dentist Dr. Irondi will take oral x-rays and perform other diagnostic measures to help us assess the damage to your teeth, gums, and oral nerves, which may prolong or shorten our operating time.
Teenagers and young adults often need root canals, especially if they like sugary drinks, snacking, drinking, and smoking. We also serve many seniors in Baytown area as their oral cavities lose the ability to fight bacterial infections over time.
Untreated tooth decay can damage the periodontal ligaments, dentin, blood vessels, and cementum under your teeth. It will spread from one tooth to another until it covers your entire mouth if you don’t see a dentist immediately. We recommend our patients get biannual dental checkups to ensure plaque and tartar don’t accumulate.
You might need a root canal if you:
We have decades of combined experience removing infected pulp from patients with gum infections, sealing tooth roots with a temporary filling to avoid damage to oral blood vessels, and performing many other dental procedures that help preserve natural teeth.
Call KAM Dental at 281-421-5950 for painless root canals in Baytown, TX.