Root Canals

stock14If you have a toothache, there can be a variety of causes, but one of the most common is that you have some infection, and maybe a cavity. Dr. Braun from New Braunfels Dental Arts will diagnose the cause of the toothache and then advise you on the proper course of treatment. Often, a root canal is the treatment of choice.

What is a root canal? A root canal is a treatment used to repair or even save a tooth that is damaged with decay or has other damage that might make you lose the tooth. At the very least, you could have a horrible toothache, but you could also lose the tooth. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp under the tooth are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Since tooth pulp is completely unnecessary to adult teeth, this removal causes no residual damage to your smile. And if it isn’t treated, your gums will become infected and abscesses may form. Once an abscess forms, it can get very painful.

“Root canal” is the term used to describe the cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal.

A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health once you have your adult teeth, so getting a root canal causes no permanent damage to your teeth.

Having a toothache, obviously, means you are suffering. Root canals are often necessary to relieve this toothache. To make this root canal procedure less stressful, we offer sedation dentistry to relieve the anxiety you may feel with any dental procedure, including a root canal. We have several sedation dentistry treatments that can help you relax and have the entire procedure in a stress-free environment. Its only function is sensory — to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.

If you have a toothache, please call us right away! We will do all we can to ease your discomfort.

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New Braunfels Dental Arts
833 Landa Street
New Braunfels, Texas 78130
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    Staff was fantastic! Scheduled me same day due to pressing dental issue. Fixed the problem and scheduled a follow up visit.
    March 29, 2016
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    April 19, 2016
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    May 25, 2016
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    May 17, 2016
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    Dr. Braun and staff are awesome, I found the best in New Braunfels! Everyone makes me feel very comfortable.
    July 12, 2015
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    Adela was very thorough which I appreciated.
    September 16, 2015
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    Everyone in the office is great! Always have been.
    September 17, 2015
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    Very professional and personal.
    November 20, 2015



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