Getting a root canal may never be a pleasant experience but remember you’re saving a tooth that could still last your whole lifetime. At Serenity Dental in Austin, Texas, Dr. Mahwesh Razzaq and her staff offer many dental services, including root canals and tooth extractions. Dr. Razzaq encourages residents of Austin, Texas and the surrounding communities to visit the facility for all of their dental health needs.
A root canal is a procedure in which the nerve is removed from the root of a tooth. If an abscess occurs and the nerve becomes infected, Dr. Razzaq may need to remove the nerve to save the tooth.
During a root canal, Dr. Razzaq will drill through the top of the tooth and completely remove the nerve. The canal will be thoroughly cleaned to eliminate any possible infection that may be left behind.
Once Dr. Razzaq prepares the canal, she’ll fill it with a composite material and place a temporary crown over the top of the tooth that will allow it to heal. After a few weeks, a permanent crown will be put in place.
There are times when Dr. Razzaq may need to perform a second root canal. The root is made of a porous material that has tiny channels that run throughout it. If a nerve becomes infected, the bacteria can travel throughout those small channels making it tough for Dr. Razzaq to remove all of it. If any bacteria is left behind, there's a chance that the root canal may have to be repeated, especially if it has started to damage other areas of the tooth.
If too much of the tooth has been damaged, another root canal may not correct the problem. In this case, Dr. Razzaq may have to extract the tooth.
After a root canal, Dr. Razzaq will attach a temporary crown to the top of the tooth to protect it. She’ll also take an impression of your teeth to be sent off to a lab where your permanent crown will be created for you. Usually, within a couple of weeks, your crown will be ready and you’ll come back to see Dr. Razzaq. At this appointment, your permanent crown will be cemented into place. Dr. Razzaq will clean up any excess cement and check your bite to see if it’s comfortable. Even after this appointment, your bite may need a follow-up adjustment, so call the office at Serenity Dental and they’ll get you in as soon as possible.
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Great dentist. Nice office. Great staff. Professional and helpful. Cant say enough.
This was by far the gentlest cleaning ever! The whole staff is friendly and want to please, and I felt I was in capable hands the whole time.
Very friendly and accommodating staff! Love that I didn’t have to wait at all, they took me exactly at my apointment time. The office is very clean and nice!!
Great experience! Doctor actually cleans your teeth. Super friendly and state of the art facility!
Dr. Razzaq is amazing! Great office with wonderful staff!