Are root canals painful?
While people often associate root canal treatment with pain, we like to let patients know that root canals in our Southeast, TX dental office should feel no different than a normal filling. The pain you are thinking of is likely the extreme symptoms caused by an infection in the tooth. Inflammation caused by infection causes pressure and can impact the nerve, which feels awful.
We are here to help. Root canal treatment can not only relieve pain but also save your tooth from the fate of an extraction. Putting off root canal treatment can make the infection so serious that root canal treatment will not save the tooth. Replacing a missing tooth is usually more expensive and complex than treating the ones you have.
Symptoms of a Root Canal
If you experience any of the following symptoms, give us a call.
- Swelling of the gums, face, or jaw
- Discoloration of the tooth
- A small bump on the gums
- A foul taste in the mouth
- Pain or throbbing near the tooth or jaw
While few people look forward to a root canal, you can count on the Nederland Family Dental team to make the experience as positive and painless as possible. When you opt for treatment of root canals in our Southeast, TX dental office, you will feel much better afterward and well on the way to healing.