It seems we have all heard the root canal jokes from friends, family and even the movies. It usually goes along the line of someone comparing his or her unpleasant experience to the infamous procedure. You may me surprised though at how simple this dental procedure is, and why it may not deserve to be the butt of all dental jokes!
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal itself is a tiny canal within your tooth that can become infected which can lead to the pulp inside your tooth becoming infected. The root canal procedure involves cleaning out and filling the infected canals. It may not sound like a very fun procedure but the ongoing infection is worse which could lead to the loss of the infected teeth.
Depending on how many teeth are infected and the severity of the infection, root canals usually require only one or two visits.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, or are aware that you need to have a root canal procedure performed, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dental practice is located in Katy, Texas. Contact us and we can answer any questions you have and/or get an appointment scheduled.