Root Canal Therapy – Houston, TX
Don’t Be Afraid! Stop Your Tooth Pain
The idea of root canal therapy is frightening for many patients, but there’s no need to worry; contrary to what you may have heard, this procedure actually helps stop tooth pain. In fact, in many cases, root canal therapy is the only way to save a badly infected tooth from being extracted. If you notice that your toothache has lasted more than a couple of days or that it’s accompanied by swollen gums or a funny taste in your mouth, call Dr. Palmer right away; you might need a root canal in the near future!
Why Choose Gregory Palmer, DMD & Associates for Root Canal Therapy?
- State-of-the-Art Office
- Dentist & Staff That Helps You Feel at Ease
- Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
Why Would You Need a Root Canal?
When the bacteria in your mouth manages to get past the enamel protecting a tooth, it can attack the pulp – the soft inner substance that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues. Infected pulp is very painful, and if it’s left alone for too long, the damage might spread to the jawbone and neighboring teeth. Eventually, the infection will break down the tooth to the point where it needs to be removed. Root canal therapy lets us remove the infected pulp as well as bacteria and other debris; this will ultimately stop the pain and let you keep your natural tooth.