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Why You May Need a Root Canal

February 19, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Gomez
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Root canals treat deep root cavities, and we recommend root canals in our Nederland, TX dental office when a traditional filling is not sufficient to save your tooth.

At Nederland Family Dental, our gentle dentist performs root canal therapies often and with fantastic results. Root canal therapy not only saves your tooth, but it stops the dental pain associated with deep root cavities.

Signs you need a root canal may include

  • Throbbing pain
  • Toothache
  • Swelling
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold

Our experienced Nederland dentist is dedicated to making you feel better fast.

What to Expect

In our dental office, we make sure you’re relaxed before starting any dental treatments or procedures.

It’s important to remember that root canal therapy isn’t particularly painful, but the damaged tooth itself will cause pain. This is why our Nederland dentist works quickly to ease your discomfort.

The process begins with clearing away bacteria and gaining deeper access to the pulp of your tooth. Our dentist may pack the area with medication to promote healing.

Sometimes a filling follows a root canal, but if a root cavity significantly damages your tooth, our dentist may recommend a dental crown. A dental crown goes on over your prepared tooth to keep it healthy and viable.

Within a day or two, your pain should dissipate, and we can prescribe pain medications in the interim to keep you comfortable at home.

Remember, the worst thing about a root canal is the pain you experience prior to pain-free root canal therapy in our Nederland dental office.

Contact Our Dental Office

If you think you may need a root canal or are experiencing sudden pain, swelling, or tooth sensitivity, get in touch with us today to schedule an assessment. Our caring team is also available if you have any questions or concerns.

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