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Root Canal Treatment

While no one ever wants to deal with a troublesome tooth, gone are the days of scary root canals. In fact, at Oak Hill Family Dental Center, Dr. Nelson makes the process simple, stress-free, and effective for patients of all walks of life.

Who Needs a Root Canal?

A patient might need a root canal if their tooth has been severely damaged or infected, resulting in death of the nerve. A root canal is designed to get rid of the damaged roots of the tooth, which is done to:

  • Lower the risk of additional damage
  • Prevent total tooth loss
  • Save the part of the tooth sitting above the gumline

The Root Canal Process

If the infection of a patient’s tooth requires antibiotics, Dr. Nelson will prescribe some prior to treatment.

When a person arrives for their visit, Dr. Nelson will begin by providing local anesthesia to make the experience comfortable and pain free. Next, the root canal is performed. To ensure a patient’s smile remains beautiful, the tooth may be fitted with a crown to offer improved function and looks.

The entire process takes approximately 1 visit and can take 1 1/2-2 hours.

Learn More Today

Don’t delay root canal treatment. Get effective treatment today by calling the practice to learn more or book an appointment.

Root Canal Treatment Oak Hill, South Austin, Dripping Springs TX | (512) 288-3930