If one of your teeth is really throbbing and painful right now, Dr. Perez can provide the immediate relief you need with root canal therapy in Tyler, TX. This procedure does have a dubious reputation, but it’s actually one of the best ways to stop the worst toothaches and save severely damaged teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted. Rather than sitting and suffering, give Times Square Family Dental a call today to get the treatment you need—you’ll wish you contacted us sooner afterward!
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, then you may require root canal therapy:
Inside every one of your teeth is a collection of soft tissue called the dental pulp, which in addition to numerous blood vessels, also contains the nerve of your tooth. Whether due to a cavity or injury that has cracked the enamel, if this pulp is exposed to bacteria, it can become infected. This can cause the tissue to swell, creating pressure inside the tooth that is usually the source of a very bad toothache. In the past, the only solution was to remove teeth with this type of problem, but thankfully, they can now be preserved using root canal therapy.
After giving you a quick exam and determining that yes, one of your teeth has a pulp infection, Dr. Perez will perform root canal therapy using the following basic steps:
At a follow-up appointment, Dr. Perez may choose to further rebuild the tooth using a dental crown.
Thanks to modern-day methods involving local anesthetic and sedation dentistry, our root canal patients report feeling next to nothing during the procedure. Dr. Perez takes patient comfort very seriously, so he does whatever he can to make the treatment as painless as possible. Most patients compare the experience to getting a small filling placed, which is to say not uncomfortable at all! The pain relief is usually immediate, and afterward, the treated tooth can be trusted to function normally for the rest of a person’s life.