Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontic Treatment)

Root canals stop pain and sensitivity to cold and pressure. Root canal treatment immediately stops pain and sensitivity to cold and hot drinks.  If you have a tooth infection requiring root canal therapy, get the tooth treated as soon as possible. Early treatment can prevent the common symptoms of dental infections such as an inability to sleep, severe pain and swelling. 

Do you have a tender or painful tooth?

Symptom such as: inflammation (swelling), heat sensitivity, cold sensitivity, pressure sensitivity, spontaneous pain, fever, “shooting” pain and being awoken from sleep by tooth pain are signs that you may require root canal treatment. Inflammation of the nervous tissue, within the hollow center of a tooth, causes discomfort. These symptoms can be quickly resolved with root canal therapy. If your tooth is painful and you live in Houston, TX call or schedule online for an emergency same-day appointment

Root Canal (endodontic) therapy is performed to save broken or painful and seemingly hopeless teeth.

Root canal treatment can relieve soreness and swelling that can arise from an infected or abscessed tooth. The soft tissue within a tooth is simply removed and replaced with a special filling material, ultimately making the tooth and surrounding tissue and bone healthy and comfortable. Endodontic treatment is often completed in a single visit.

The words “root canal” have inspired many comedy bits and have wrongly become synonymous with pain and suffering. In reality, root canal is the reliever of mild to severe dental pain. 

Decayed, severely painful and seemingly hopeless teeth can often be saved and made comfortable with this simple procedure. Most badly decayed or broken teeth can be saved through root canal therapy. If you or your loved one is having a toothache and must consider extraction verses root canal therapy, realize that root canal treatment is over 95% successful in preserving the long-term service of a tooth. Further, root canal treatment delivers immediate relief of pain from cold and hot foods and beverages.

Following Root canal therapy a patient commented:

”The root canal treatment was like throwing water on to the fire that was my dental pain”.

For more information about root canal therapy please contact us today!

What may be expected following root canal (endodontic) treatment?

  • Tenderness to chewing pressure, which lasts 2-5 days.
  • Mild inflammation of the gum tissue and surrounding cheek tissue.
  • Jaw joint soreness from opening during treatment.
  • Muscle or cheek tenderness from the dental injection.

illustration of teeth depict root cause of root canal infection

Complications of root canal therapy

Side effects following root canal therapy are temporary and include the same symptoms that may have caused you to seek treatment. Extended periods of pain, swelling fever and discomfort can occur but are not common. If you are experiencing prolonged tooth or gum sensitivity, see your dentist soon for proper evaluation and treatment. Teeth are designed to last a lifetime. Early treatment and prevention are the keys to achieving dental health and well-being.

Preventing tooth loss and getting comfortable

Comfort begins with treatmentbook an appointment now.  Dr. Kotlarek uses technology and experience to provide comfortable root canal treatments.  In most cases root canal therapy is completed in a single visit.  Root canal treatment immediately resolves pain and sensitivity to cold and pressure. Patients usually return to there normal activities immediately after treatment.  In some cases an antibiotic and pain medication may be prescribed following endodontic treatment.