About Root Canals
Because a tooth consists of more than one layer (protective enamel, dentin, and the inner pulp that holds the tooth’s nerve), more than a standard filling could be a necessity at times, where the pulp is removed and the tooth is then filled. When you need a root canal, it can cause significant pain and active infections. A root canal could save your tooth from extraction. We typically complete root canal therapy in 1 or 2 appointments. The procedure is typically painless, due to analgesics, and recovery is typically swift, often requiring no more than over the counter pain medication for a short amount of time, if at all.
Do I Need a Crown After a Root Canal?
After your root canal, we strongly recommend a crown, which covers your tooth and provides stability. Many who neglect to get a crown eventually crack their root canal treated tooth. A crown can further preserve that tooth and your efforts to save your tooth. After your root canal we will create a customized crown that will match your other teeth beautifully.
Working with Dr. Dean Hutto
Dr. Dean Hutto has been serving patients since 1992 with a variety of dental services including general dentistry, cosmetic dental procedures that dramatically improve a smile, and endodontics. Baytown patients can benefit from our great environment and wide breadth of available dental treatment options. We treat every patient as an individual and it has resulted in us getting many great dental reviews for root canals and other general and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Call Aesthetic Family Dentistry in Baytown, Texas at (281) 422-8248 for a consultation.