Have you recently been experiencing sensitivity when trying to eat? Notice sensitivity to hot or cold? Think one of your teeth may be getting darker? You may be in need of root canal treatment! At Katy Smiles Center we are proud to offer root canal therapy in Katy, TX for our patients that are experiencing a decayed, infected or even damaged tooth root.
When it comes to root canal therapy, many patients are completely misinformed. Thousands of root canals are performed around the country each day, and with wonderful results! During root canal treatment your dentist creates a tiny hole in the affected tooth, allowing them to access the root canal. Once inside, your dentist will gently but thoroughly remove any decay, infection and bacteria, clean the entire root canal and even disinfect it. Once completely cleaned, the root canal is sealed, preventing bacteria from entering again.
Following root canal treatment, a dental crown is recommended to improve the appearance, function, and strength of the affected tooth. Not sure if root canal therapy is right for you? Here are some common symptoms to be looking out for:
Located inside of the root canal of your tooth are blood vessels, nerves and other connective tissues which help keep your tooth healthy and alive. When the root canal becomes decayed, infected or damaged it tends to cause quite a bit of pain, resulting in the nerves and tooth root being affected.
Due to the fact, most compromised root canals become infected, swelling of the gums around the affected tooth is very common. Many patients report having tender, red and on occasion even bleeding gums due to the amount of swelling.
When a tooth root has become compromised, it is extremely common for patients to report sensitivity to temperature (both hot and cold) along with sensitivity when applying pressure to the affected tooth.
Think that you may need a root canal in Katy, TX? Schedule your appointment with Katy Smiles Center today, we’d be more than happy to determine if root canal therapy is right for you.