Does Your Aching Tooth Need A Root Canal?

Bellaire root canal

When you have a toothache and we discover a cavity, we can offer treatment with a dental filling. But what if your pain is more substantial and we find an infection? To save your tooth and bring relief, we could offer an endodontic treatment. In today’s blog, your Bellaire, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of a root canal procedure.

The Warning Signs of an Infected Tooth

How do you know if you have an infected tooth? You may experience tooth sensitivity and toothaches like you would with a cavity, but the discomfort could be worse. There could be discomfort when you bite down or chew, or headaches, jaw and facial pain, and swelling. A discharge from the tooth could be possible too. When you have persistent pain in a tooth, talk to our team right away. Otherwise, as the infection grows worse you risk losing the tooth and allowing infection to reach other parts of your smile and jaw, leading to severe complications. With a root canal, we can stop discomfort and save your tooth!

Keeping You Comfortable

We always want our patients to enjoy a positive experience in the office, which is why we offer care to ensure your comfort. For example, in addition to a local anesthetic to numb the area being treated, we could discuss dental sedation to help you enter a calm and relaxed date, even if you have dental anxiety about the procedure. The sedation option we choose will be based on your age, weight, medical history, medications, and anxiety levels. Most people find receiving a root canal to be compared to a simple dental filling placement.

Root Canal Therapy

Once we numb your tooth, our team will open it to access and remove the tissues from within. Once we do, we will clean the interior of the tooth and the root canals. The next step in the endodontic procedure is to add a special filling to the inside of the tooth. Finally, we complete the procedure by capping the tooth with a custom and natural-looking crown, which can endure bite forces and protect the tooth from further decay or infection. The restoration is also designed to look natural too.

If you have any questions about how our team will design and treat issues like infection or decay, or if you think you may need an endodontic treatment to preserve your tooth, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a beautiful smile!

Schedule Your Endodontic Appointment Today

Call Contemporary Dental in Bellaire, TX, today at (713) 668-9119 to learn more about treating issues that could cause discomfort and impact smile stability, using root canals and other restorative treatment to save your smile!