Root canals are one of the most common procedures performed today. Having a root canal performed on a tooth by one our board-certified dentists or specialists (endodontist) is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be removed.
Many patients believe that removing a tooth is the solution, but in fact extracting a tooth will be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.
Signs that a root canal is needed
Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful. However, signs you may need a root canal include:
- severe toothache
- pain upon chewing or application of pressure
- prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to hot and cold temperatures
- a dark discoloration of the tooth
- swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
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If you experience any of these symptoms, call 832-804-7427 to schedule an appointment within the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, Beaumont and Corpus Christi.