Root Canal Therapy – Conroe, TX
What is a root canal?
A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.
At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.
To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.
What happens after treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.
How much will it cost?
The cost associated with this procedure can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.
Fox Creek Endodontics
Very good people. I would highly recommend.
- Tammy N
As good as it possibly could be. Great staff!
- Mike T
No one gets excited about hearing they need a root canal - but if you need one, Dr. Fox is the best! He & his staff are compassionate, friendly & provide great & precise care!
- Debbie K
Very pleased they were able to work me in and even start treatment that same day. I have complete confidence in Dr. Fox and his staff. They are the best.
- Sharon B
- Kendall M
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- Candice D
- Kevin K
Dr Fox is such a kind man. I'm tankful to have him take care of me.
- Melissa S
Great staff and dr! Would highly recommend! Couldn't believe I was falling asleep during a root canal!
- Robert D
Ceiling very interesting.
- Melvin L
Excellent experience if you have to have it! I was hyper anxious & didn't think I could do this w/o being "knocked"out. DrFox & staff were wonderful!
- Linda E
I was very nervous about the procedure. Was really pleased with no pain. Lee and Kelle did an outstanding job. Thank you.
- Ronnie M
Very relaxing atmosphere- great staff along with Dr. Fox
- Lisa L
Very little pain, which was very pleasant. Would return.
- David T
Was an overall easy experience. Staff very friendly and reassuring. Will definitely recommend to friends
- Melinda J
Dr. Fox is the Best! He explains everything that he is going to do. He is gentle, kind, and caring. He always checks on his patients. I would recommend to him to all. If I need another root canal, Dr. Fox is my doctor!
- Mary S
I had a very sensitive tooth that continued to give me pain to hot and cold items. Dr. Fox did a pulp test which was non conclusive. He told me to wait to see if maybe it would get better over time as sometime sinus problems and other things can make yourt teeth extra sensitive. I followed Dr. Fox's advice and the problem did in fact go away. I so appreciated his conservative approach in not advising a root canal right away. The office staff was friendly and helpful and Dr. Fox has a high quality office manager that has always handled things professionally. I would highly recommend Dr. Fox to anyone who is considering root canal therapy. You will be in great hands!
- Ann L
Love the staff! Love Dr Fox! Had no pain during or after Root canal!
- Carrie M
Dr. Fox and the staff are very informative and therefore put me at ease during my procedures.
- Travis E
Best root canal guy anywhere
- Martin C