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For some a root canal doesn't sound very pleasing. But the procedure is actually quite common. Dr. Chavez may recommend this in the instance when a tooth becomes too badly decayed that a filling would not be enough. In this case a root canal would be best to save a tooth.
Top Reasons to Visit Spring Branch Dental for Root Canals
- Dr. Chavez has many years of experience in performing root canals for his patients
- Root canals are often a great way to save a tooth that might otherwise not be saved
- While the idea of a root canal may not sound appealing, the procedure can alleviate the much more uncomfortable symptoms that often indicate the need for a root canal to be done – such as toothaches, headaches, and hot/cold sensitivity
Symptoms That Indicate You May Need a Root Canal
Some people may not experience any symptoms whatsoever, yet still need a root canal. But the vast majority of time, you’ll notice one or more of the following symptoms that are often present when a root canal is required:
- An extremely painful toothache that worsens when you bite down or chew
- A tooth that is discolored
- Painful and/or swollen gums
- Sensitivity to hot and/or cold food and drinks
The Root Canal Procedure
The process for Root Canals are now smoother and simple with little to no pain and can be done in one trip to our office at Spring Branch Dental Care. Dr. Chavez will begin by removing the nerve and pulp from the decayed tooth. The next step will involve cleaning and sealing the tooth. In some situations, Dr. Chavez may recommend that a crown be placed over the tooth. Once the procedure is complete, your tooth will be fully functional once again.