Just like the external structures of teeth, the inside of a tooth is vulnerable to disease and damage, too. When the inside of teeth are damaged, root canal therapy is often necessary to prevent the need for the surgical removal of the tooth as well as oral health complications that arise when the tooth’s interior is compromised. Dr. Gonzalez performs root canal therapy for patients in and around Nassau Bay, Texas.
The Root Canal
Inside each tooth is a chamber that contains the nerve endings of teeth as well as cellular material, often called “dental pulp.” If a tooth is healthy, the root canal is protected from debris and thousands of oral bacteria in the mouth.