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November 27, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Find out when root canal therapy is necessary and why it’s so beneficial.root canal

Are you dealing with a painful toothache that suddenly came out of nowhere? Dental pain can be a sign you that you need root canal therapy. Our Houston general dentist Dr. M. Roman Kotlarek is here to tell you some of the warning signs that you may need a root canal and how this procedure could just end up preserving your beautiful smile.

If you are dealing with these symptoms it’s important that you seek dental care right away:

  • A toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity (particularly to hot or cold temperatures)
  • Tender, swollen gums around the problem tooth
  • A pimple-like growth on the gums (known as an abscess)

Of course, many people hear the words “root canal” and it immediately conjures up negative images in their head. Ignoring the problem can mean needing to get the tooth removed in the future. This can be prevented if you get the care you need from our Houston dentist as soon as possible.

The pain associated with a toothache is the result of a damaged dental pulp, a soft tissue structure within the tooth. When the dental pulp becomes infected or inflamed it needs to be removed in order to preserve the natural tooth. The good news is that the pain you are experiencing will go away once a root canal is performed. While most people assume that a root canal causes pain, the opposite is actually true. Root canal therapy takes away the source of the pain.

Not only that, but getting a root canal will actually help preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible so that you can keep your tooth rather than extracting the tooth and then needing a tooth replacement.

And if you still need reassurance about your upcoming root canal treatment, we pride ourselves on providing gentle dental care right here in Houston.

Don’t ignore dental symptoms. Nip this problem in the bud before it gets worse. Call Roman Dental in Houston, TX right away and let us know what symptoms you are experiencing. We will get you in for treatment as soon as possible.