Root canal therapy may be right for you if have an infected dental pulp. A dental pulp is the soft tissue located in the center of your tooth. This dental pulp contains your tooth’s blood vessels, nerves, and dental tissues. An infected pulp can lead to:
- A severe toothache, especially when pressure is put on the tooth
- A persistent pimple located on the gums near a tooth
- Swollen or tender gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold objects, even after the object has been removed
- A discolored tooth
- In extreme cases, the death of the tooth
At Houston smiledocs, we are devoted to protecting your natural teeth whenever possible. Unfortunately, we realize it is not possible to avoid the need for extractions at all times. Fortunately, our dentists, Drs. Farmer and Farmer, can prevent the need for an extraction by offering root canal therapy. If root canal therapy is necessary, our team will carefully remove the infected pulp, clean and sanitize the area, and finally seal and cap the tooth. Our talented team is determined to offer you and your family the most comfortable care possible, regardless of your needs. If you have any questions about root canal treatment in Houston, Texas, we invite you to contact us today!