Pearland Dentists Provide Comfortable Root Canals
Root Canal Therapy Alleviates Toothaches
At our Pearland and Friendswood dental practices, we can treat your toothaches with comfortable, one-visit root canal therapy.
Why do people get toothaches?
Toothaches result from bacterial infections in the center of your tooth. Teeth damaged by decay, or cracked and broken teeth, are more likely to develop toothaches because they allow bacteria inside the tooth—where the disease-causing bacterium begins to affect the nerve and pulp. Once this happens, you’ll feel pain, throbbing, or aching. You may also notice that your tooth is darkening, looking black or gray. Any type of tooth pain means something is wrong, and you should call our Pearland or Friendswood dental office now!
How do I know if I have a root canal infection?
- Your tooth persistently aches or throbs
- Sharp pain occurs when pressure is applied
- Cold and hot temperatures create prolonged sensitivity
- Gums are swollen and/or discolored
- Your tooth chips or breaks
What should I do if I have a toothache?
It’s very important to make an appointment at our dental practice as soon as possible! Treating your toothache with root canal therapy will allow us to return comfort to your mouth and to save as much tooth structure as possible. If you have a toothache, you need to see a dentist right away. There isn’t a home remedy or a chance of “waiting it out” to see if the condition will resolve. Once your root canals get infected, your condition will most likely worsen and can potentially lead to serious complications such as an abscess or tooth loss.
Why do I need a root canal?
Saving as much tooth structure as possible is vital to your oral health. Tooth roots keep your jawbone intact, preventing bone loss. When our Pearland and Friendswood dentists perform root canals, we remove the diseased tissues from your tooth’s interior, while preserving as much as possible of the exterior. After your root canal is finished, we’ll prepare your tooth for a crown, which will keep your tooth strong while adding long-lasting benefit to your treated tooth.
Do root canals hurt?
The infection is what causes your pain. The treatment will be extremely comfortable. Our dental professionals will make sure you feel completely numb for your root canal therapy, and can offer sedation dentistry if you need help to overcome anxiety about your procedure. Once you have your root canal, your pain will be alleviated and your tooth on its way to healing and restoration.
CALL OUR OFFICE today to schedule an appointment for friendly, unparalleled family and cosmetic dentistry if you need relief and are in the Pearland area, including Manvel!