Root Canal Therapy
in Round Rock & Austin, TX

Tooth pain and sensitivity caused by an infected tooth root can quickly grow old. More often, root canal therapy is the best effort to save the natural tooth. Whether it is your first root canal or third, we understand the apprehension about root canals.

At High Point Dentistry, our root canal procedure can save your natural tooth by removing the infected tissue in a comfortable environment. Call our office to learn more about root canals, or schedule a consultation with our dentists in Round Rock and East Austin!

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What happens during a root canal procedure?

Despite being a common dental procedure, root canal therapy continues to fill patients with anxiety. At High Point Dentistry, we aim to create a comfortable and gentle experience for every patient, no matter the treatment. During root canal therapy, our dentist works to remove the infected or inflamed tooth pulp. Once the infected tissue is removed, our dentist cleans the pulp chamber and root canal before shaping the space for filling. After, a dental crown or other restoration will be placed on the tooth for protection.

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Why would I need a root canal?

Once infection reaches the pulp and nerve of the tooth, discomfort and further infection rapidly place the rest of your remaining healthy teeth at risk. A root canal prevents this from occurring. Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Severe tooth pain
  • Extensive tooth decay
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Swollen gums
  • Tooth discoloration
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What can I eat after a root canal?

While each experience will vary, the general rule for what patients can eat post root canal therapy is to stick to soft foods. Soft foods for at least two to three days give time for adjustment and are best to avoid discomfort. Before and after your root canal procedure, our team will provide you with information about what to expect and what you can eat.