Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy in Cypress

There are many common misconceptions about root canal therapy. One of the most common is the myth they are incredibly uncomfortable to receive. However, the reality is root canal therapy is quite comparable to receiving a dental filling. If you are suffering from dental infection and are experiencing a lot of discomfort, the last thing we want is for your condition to worsen.

Infections inside of a tooth happen when tooth decay extends deep enough to reach the tooth pulp. If the decay-causing bacteria infect the pulp, then the pulp needs to be removed. If you do not have it removed, the infection will spread to the surrounding tissues, causing abscesses and other conditions.

Root canal therapy (endodontics) focuses on the inside of your tooth. Inside every tooth is a hollow space occupied by your tooth pulp, which helps teeth detect heat and cold and is what keeps a tooth “alive.” A tooth needs a root canal if your tooth pulp becomes infected or dies. A tooth’s signs and symptoms that require a root canal may include pain, abscesses, and swelling. There may be no apparent symptoms to you in many cases, which is why it is vital to see us regularly. We are trained to recognize warning signs that you may overlook! If you’re in pain, call us now!

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