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Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Cinco Ranch

While root canal therapy may seem scary, it’s actually nothing to fear. Often patients delay required dental treatment until they are in severe pain, requiring root canal treatment which is often associated with fear and pain. However, quite contrary to belief, root canal therapy actually relieves pain. Root canals are a gentle, common procedure that allow us to save a tooth that is either severely damaged or infected. At our office, you can rest easy knowing that we do everything we can to ensure you feel relaxed throughout the entire procedure.

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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

You may be unsure whether or not you need a root canal, so we’ve listed some of the most common symptoms associated with an abscessed tooth. However, every patient is different, and we won’t know for sure if root canal therapy is right for you until you visit our office for a consultation.

  • Appearance of a bump or sore on gums
  • Darkened teeth
  • Pain when biting down
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Tooth pain (dull or sharp)
  • Tooth sensitivity (to hot or cold)

If you are currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we encourage you to call our office immediately at 832-913-5542 to schedule an exam and consultation.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is a fairly simple procedure. First, we’ll numb the area around your tooth so the most you’ll feel is slight pressure while we work. Then, we’ll make a small hole in the top of your tooth to access and remove the damaged or infected pulp from your root canals. After the inside of your tooth is completely cleaned out, we’ll seal it with a tooth-colored filling and a dental crown for extra protection.

Root Canal Aftercare

After your root canal procedure, we’ll send you home with a list of instructions to ensure you have a smooth, speedy recovery. You may experience slight discomfort and tooth sensitivity, but these symptoms are temporary and should only last for a few days at most. Depending on your needs, we may write you a prescription or recommend an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen.