Copperfield Crossing Dental
Brian M. Ellis, DDS, Syed B. Yusaf, DDS
Call: (281) 855-7774

Root Canal Therapy

Skilled Root Canal Therapy in Copperfield & Northwest Houston

Image of a tooth root canal.


When you develop a tooth infection, it can be painful and prevent you from living your life to the fullest. If you're looking for a simple and effective treatment option, root canal therapy may be perfect for you. At Copperfield Crossing Dental, we're proud to pair years of experience with extensive skills to handle routine and emergency root canal treatment.

Our dental team, led by Dr. Brian Ellis and Dr. Syed Yusaf, will work to make your overall experience as stress-free as possible. From breaking down what the procedure entails to answering your questions, we'll pay just as much attention to you as we do your smile. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and get the Houston root canal treatment you need!


Why Would I Need Root Canal Therapy?

Your tooth is durable and can last decades of repeated biting and chewing. However, cavities and damage can create a channel for bacteria to penetrate your tooth's enamel. Once the bacteria get past your tooth's enamel, they can enter its pulp chamber, which contains sensitive nerves and blood vessels, and infect the entire tooth structure. At its core, root canal therapy is a dental procedure that eliminates bacteria from your tooth's pulp and prevents the occurrence of future infections.

Some of the reasons you may require root canal therapy include:

  1. Alleviating pain and discomfort
  2. Stopping infection from spreading
  3. Preventing infection from entering your bloodstream
  4. Restoring your ability to bite and chew properly
  5. Protecting your jawbone from deterioration

Our Efficient Root Canal Therapy Process

When you first visit our practice, our dentist will conduct an extensive oral examination to determine the severity and nature of your tooth's infection. Our root canal specialists will then check to see whether the infection has spread to any surrounding teeth. Afterward, we'll create your personalized treatment plan that works with your needs. For example, following your treatment, we may place a filling, perform crown buildup, or crown replacement altogether.

Our dentist will begin the procedure by administering a local anesthetic to numb the area around your tooth. He'll then create an opening in your tooth to remove any infected tissue from its pulp. Our dentist will clean the pulp chamber and root canals. He'll then fill your pulp chamber with special antibacterial material to help prevent the tooth from becoming infected in the future. Finally, we'll schedule a second appointment for you to receive a restoration to protect your tooth and prevent future complications.

Providing Emergency Same-Day Treatment

At Copperfield Crossing Dental, we understand that tooth infections can happen at any time and negatively impact your quality of life. That's why our team is proud to provide same-day emergency root canal treatment to help relieve pain and get your oral health back on track.

You can call our office to either reach our team directly during business hours or leave a message after hours. We work to respond to calls as soon as possible, and depending on the severity of your pain, our dentist can perform same-day root canal therapy to give you the relief you need.

Root Canal Therapy FAQs

It's normal to have various questions about root canal therapy. Our friendly and communicative staff is here to answer your questions and provide you with the valuable information you need. Some frequently asked questions about root canal treatment include:

How can I avoid the need for root canal therapy?

You must maintain proper oral care to help prevent tooth infections. We recommend that you regularly brush and floss your teeth while also visiting our practice for regular dental exams. In addition, our dentist may recommend reducing your intake of sugary and acidic foods, as both can erode your tooth's protective enamel and provide an opening for bacteria.

Root canal therapy has an unfair reputation for being more painful than it is. However, with advancements in root canal technology and techniques, you can expect little discomfort. We may recommend over-the-counter pain medication depending on your pain level following the procedure.

It depends on the severity and location of your tooth's infection. For more severe cases or infected molars, they may require multiple visits to treat. However, non-complex root canal therapy normally only requires a single appointment.

Houston Root Canal Treatment for Your Smile

If you're currently dealing with a tooth infection and need a treatment option that can give you the pain relief you deserve, root canal therapy may be perfect for you. At Copper Crossing Dental, our team is passionate about providing skilled root canal treatment to help your smile get back to feeling its best. We also accommodate same-day emergency appointments whenever possible. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment and find out how our Houston root canal treatment can benefit you!