A root canal is needed when the tissue inside of a patient’s tooth becomes infected. This can be caused by an impact to the tooth, a crack, or decay. The infection inside the tooth tends to be very painful and can destroy the tooth. At Spring Green Family Dental, we offer quality root canal treatment. We’re proud to serve you as your preferred Katy, TX dentist.
Some signs that you may need a root canal:
- Severe gum or tooth pain
- Tooth being hypersensitive to temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Pus inside of the jawbone
- Swollen gum around the tooth
What is a root canal?
It is a treatment that helps save your teeth when it has been damaged severely. The tooth pulp and nerve roots are housed in the tooth. Decay and bacteria can find their way into these internals and cause severe root canal pain. During the root canal treatment, the infected pulp and nerve roots are removed. The canal where everything was housed is then cleaned out and disinfected. Sterilized materials are then placed inside the tooth, filling the tooth canal. A dental crown will then be placed to protect the tooth.
Spring Green Family Dental offers the pain relief you’re looking for. Our experienced dental professionals are ready to help you! Contact us if you are experiencing symptoms indicative of an infected tooth.