The root canal is the chamber inside your tooth that holds nerves and blood vessels, also known as pulp. If bacteria spread to the pulp of your tooth, this can result in a root canal infection that will cause severe pain and eventual tooth loss.
Thankfully, Dr. Stroumpos can relieve your pain and preserve your natural tooth with root canal therapy. Explore our guide to learn how the treatment works.
Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
There are many common signs of root canal infection that you can look out for. We recommend calling our practice right away if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Severe toothache
- Pain while chewing
- Heightened sensitivity to hot and cold
- Discolored tooth
- Swollen or tender gums around the tooth
Our Root Canal Treatment Process
To begin the procedure, Dr. Stroumpos will apply a local anesthetic to numb your infected tooth and the area around it. Once he ensures you won’t feel any pain, he’ll create a small opening in your tooth and remove the infected tissue before filling the empty chamber with a special dental resin. This material will help to protect your tooth from future infections.
After your tooth has been cleaned and filled, he’ll reseal it and cap it with a natural-looking porcelain crown. This will restore the strength and appearance of your tooth, allowing you to preserve the health and beauty of your smile.
Visit Texas All Smiles For Root Canal Therapy
If the pulp of your tooth is infected, don’t hesitate to get the quality dental care you need. Visit Texas All Smiles for comfortable root canal treatment that will relieve your pain and save your tooth.
Contact one of our two convenient locations in Webster or Dickinson to schedule your consultation with Dr. Stroumpos. We look forward to meeting you.