Pearland Dentists Provide Comfortable Root Canals
Root Canal Therapy Alleviates Toothaches
At our Pearland and Friendswood dental practices, we can repair your toothaches and infections with comfortable, one-visit root canal therapy.
Why do people get toothaches?
Most people experience toothaches when bacteria infect the center of your tooth. Previously damaged teeth are especially susceptible. Bacteria gets in and affects the nerve and pulp of your tooth, and you may feel pain, throbbing and aching.
You may also notice that your tooth looks black or gray, or darker than normal, or that the gums are swollen around the affected tooth. If you experience any tooth pain, call our Pearland and Friendswood office right away!
How do I know if I have a root canal infection?
Signs of a root canal infection include:
- Persistent aching or throbbing in the tooth.
- A sharp pain occurs when pressure is applied to the area.
- Eating or drinking hot or cold foods can increase tooth sensitivity.
- The gums can be swollen or look discolored.
- The affected tooth unexpectedly chips or breaks.
What should I do if I have a toothache?
Treating a toothache as soon as possible is imperative to saving your tooth. Root canal therapy can treat infection and restore your oral health, getting rid of pain and future problems. If you don’t get a toothache treated, your condition will worsen and you can get an abscessed tooth or lose it permanently.
Why do I need a root canal?
Tooth roots keep your jawbone healthy and prevent bone deterioration. When our dentists perform root canals, we save as much tooth structure as possible and remove affected soft tissue from the tooth. After your root canal is finished, we’ll prepare your tooth for a crown to add strength and protection to your tooth.
Do root canals hurt?
We make sure our root canal treatments are as comfortable as possible. Our dental team will make sure your mouth is completely numb for your root canal therapy. We also offer sedation dentistry for patients with anxiety. After your root canal, you will be pain free and can get to your normal schedule!
CALL OUR OFFICE today to schedule an appointment for friendly and relaxed root canal dentistry if you need relief and are in the Pearland area, including Manvel!