If you have ever experienced dental trauma or infection, you understand how important it is to get prompt treatment. Root canal therapy can stop the pain and save your tooth. The procedure is no more painful than having a filling done and less expensive than a replacement tooth. At JH Emergency Dental, our root canal treatments are safe, clean, fast, and performed with your comfort in mind. For your convenience, we offer same-day emergency appointments.
We are open on Friday nights, Saturdays, and Sundays for emergency dental care when your primary dentist is unavailable. We are located ten minutes from Randolph Air Force Base on Judson and Nacogdoches. We provide care for the communities of Live Oak, Converse, Schertz, Selma, New Braunfels, and San Antonio, and our staff is fluent in English and Spanish.
If you have dental pain and suspect you may need a root canal, call our San Antonio office today and discover how we can help you restore your oral health and your smile!
Root canal therapy can treat a damaged or diseased tooth, relieving pain, and making your bite healthy again. The procedure includes removing the damaged area of the tooth, cleaning and disinfecting the root, and then filling and sealing it. Root canals have come a long way in terms of effectiveness and length of treatment. Now they can be completed in an hour as an outpatient procedure.
The team at JH Emergency Dental can safely perform root canal therapy and help with any concerns, questions, or anxiety you may have about the treatment. With a successful root canal, you don’t have to worry about replacing your natural tooth. We want you to feel confident about your treatment and know that we will be here for you when you need us most.
Underneath the white enamel of your tooth, there is a layer called dentin, and then soft tissue called the pulp. The pulp contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. A deep cavity, a crack, or other trauma can damage the outer layer of the tooth and allow the pulp to become infected with bacteria. If the tooth is left untreated, the infection can become severe, making it necessary to remove the tooth.
When you come to us for root canal therapy, a series of steps occur:
- An x-ray is taken so we can see the location and examine the issue
- Local anesthesia is applied to the area
- We create an opening and remove the diseased pulp inside the tooth
- The roots and opening are disinfected then filled and sealed
- A temporary crown is placed securely on the top of the tooth
Keeping your teeth for as long as possible is an essential part of long-term oral health. With root canal therapy, we can save your tooth’s structure and prevent the need for a prosthetic replacement.
While root canals have a bad reputation, they are actually an effective method of pain relief. Tooth infections create discomfort that can prevent you from biting and chewing or going about your daily life. Dr. Escarsega is excellent at numbing the treatment site thoroughly and seeing that you are comfortable before beginning your procedure. A root canal, when complete, provides immediate relief by removing the source of the infection in a damaged tooth.
Root canals have a very high success rate, and your restored tooth can last a lifetime with proper care. Brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss at least once. Get regular cleanings and examinations and avoid chewing on hard foods like ice. Taking good care of your teeth can help prevent future problems.
Root canal therapy is an effective treatment for a damaged or decayed tooth and serves as a conservative measure for restoring your bite. If you need a root canal on the weekend when your regular dentist is not available, our team can help. At JH Emergency Dental, our goal is to remove your pain quickly and help you keep as much natural tooth as possible. Call our San Antonio team today if you need emergency root canal treatment.