5700 W. Slaughter Ln., Ste. 200
Austin, TX 78749
Fax: (512) 637-7336
Dr. Lakshmi Chittajallu
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Root Canal Therapy in Austin, TX

Do you have a painful toothache? It’s possible that you may need root canal therapy. We understand that the phrase “root canal” can make many patients uneasy, but we want to reassure you that root canal treatments are common procedures. In fact, it’s comparable to getting a routine filling done. While many people associate root canals with pain, the procedure actually relieves you of any pain or discomfort you’re feeling!

More than that, at Southwest Smiles, we always perform dental procedures with a gentle touch and have sedation options available to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure.

Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

The main reason root canal therapy is necessary is when the soft tissue, or pulp, inside your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can happen due to a number of reasons, including:

  • Severe decay
  • Cracked or broken tooth
  • Dental trauma

If the infection is left untreated, it can lead to a more painful abscess and may even result in you losing that tooth. By getting a root canal treatment, you can stop the damage from worsening and preserve your natural tooth.

CEREC® Dental Crowns

During a root canal procedure, we clean out any inflamed or infected pulp, and then we fill and seal the tooth. In the final step, we will place a dental crown on top of the tooth for protect it from further damage and restore it to full function.

At Southwest Smiles, we are proud to offer one-visit dental crowns with CEREC®. This modern technology enables us to shorten what would normally take multiple visits into a single appointment. We’ll design, manufacture, and place your dental crown that same visit, all without the need for any messy impressions or plastic temporaries. You’ll be on your way with a restored tooth faster than ever!

Make an appointment at Southwest Smiles today!

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