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Do you have a severe toothache or oral pain? Belterra Dental offers root canal treatment in Austin and Dripping Springs. Find relief from your pain and preserve your natural smile.

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Root Canal Treatment  

Root canals often get a bad reputation, but we actually think of the treatment in a different light. If your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, that means your natural tooth can be saved instead of removing it! Belterra Dental offers root canal treatment to restore badly damaged or infected teeth. Our Austin root canal dentists will save and protect your natural smile, without the need for extraction or costly replacement teeth. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache or oral pain, make an appointment to find out if root canal treatment is right for you. We also offer same-day appointments for emergency situations. Please give us a call for dental emergencies.

What is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a common endodontic procedure that treats a severely damaged, infected or abscessed tooth. The treatment involves removing and replacing the soft nerve tissues within the center of a tooth. These soft tissues are known as the pulp, which contain nerves and blood vessels that connect to the roots of your teeth. The pulp can become infected due to an untreated cavity or damage to the tooth. When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected, it will need to be removed to avoid permanent damage to the tooth’s structure and prevent the infection from spreading.

The dentists at Belterra Dental have specialized training in root canal treatment. Our office is equipped with modern technology to offer a relatively comfortable experience and fight the misconceptions that root canals are painful. In fact, root canal treatment will even help many patients find lasting relief to their oral pain. The procedure is less invasive, less painful, and less costly than having a tooth extracted and replacing it with a dental implant or dental bridge. We also provide dental sedation for root canal procedures so that you can get the care you need in a calm and relaxed state of mind.

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment offers many benefits to teeth that have been damaged or have an infection. Some of the most prominent benefits of a root canal include:

  • Prevents tooth loss & preserves natural teeth
  • Stops the spread of infection
  • Alleviates tooth pain & sensitivity
  • Strengthens the tooth
  • Improves the ability to bite & chew
  • Restores the appearance of your teeth
  • Prevents bone loss & other problems caused by missing teeth
  • Boosts oral and overall health

Root Canal Symptoms

How do you know if you need a root canal? There are usually symptoms present that indicate your tooth may be infected and root canal treatment may be necessary. Some of the common warning signs that you may need a root canal include:

  • Toothache or pain that won’t go away
  • Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold
  • Intense pain when chewing or biting
  • Tender or swollen gums
  • Pimples on the gums
  • Chipped, cracked, or damaged tooth
  • Loose tooth

Call The Austin Root Canal Dentists

If you’re experiencing pain or think you may have a tooth infection, schedule an appointment at Belterra Dental today. We offer root canal treatment for patients near Austin and Dripping Springs, Texas. Our experienced root canal dentists can save your natural teeth and restore your oral health. Book an appointment online or give us a call for more information. Same-day appointments are also available for dental emergencies that need immediate attention.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Regular exams help spot trouble early to prevent bigger and more costly treatments later.

Medical and dental experts study the use of X-rays and set limits for their safety. Your dentist should take as few as possible. Sometimes dentists may recommend X-rays to diagnose a special problem. Advancements in technology means today’s digital X-rays release much less radiation and are safer than in the past.

Stores sell many whitening products, and you can get take-home gels and trays from your dentist, but neither is as strong as procedures done in a dental office

If you want to try an over-the-counter whitener, look for one with an ADA seal. Check with your dentist for advice before you buy, especially if you have dental work or dark stains. And don’t keep using them, or you could damage your teeth.

Caps and crowns cover problem teeth by surrounding them in a material that looks like a real tooth. They use the root and inside of the tooth as a base to build on, then attach with special cement.

Children, teens, and adults should all see the dentist for a regular checkup at least once every six months. Patients who are at a greater risk for oral cancer or gum disease may be required to see the dentist more than just twice a year. Your doctor will help determine how often you should visit the dentist for regular checkups.

Simply call our practice! Our front desk staff will be happy to help schedule your next dental checkup at your convenience. If you are a new patient, please let us know and we will provide you with all the information you need for your first dental visit.

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