Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At The Richardson Dentist, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients, and many report minimal discomfort.
Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.
Root canal therapy is necessary to save a tooth. It treats the interior of a tooth that is severely decayed or infected. In most cases, the only other option is to extract the tooth. That’s something is try to avoid.
How do you know if you need a root canal? You should meet with us right away if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage.
In some cases there are no symptoms. That is why it is important to visit the Richardson Dentist every six months for a thorough dental examination and dental cleaning.
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