When Does Your Tooth Need a Root Canal Therapy?

Does the idea of having root canal therapy fill you with dread? Do you ever wonder if you need root canal therapy? While it can be difficult to tell, there are a few things you can do to exhibit a need for root canal therapy.

Some of these signs include tooth discoloration, extreme pain, sensitivity, and swollen gums. Sadly, untreated tooth decay could reach the center of your tooth. Once this happens, you’ll need root canal therapy to save the afflicted tooth. After your root canal therapy, we’ll seal your tooth to prevent further decay.

An infection in a tooth’s root may also need to be addressed by root canal therapy. If you have an infected tooth, you could experience extreme pain, but many patients don’t experience any discomfort. Still, regardless of the pain you feel, you’ll need root canal therapy to clean the infection out of your tooth.

Finally, you may need root canal therapy if your tooth experiences some type of trauma. This could include a sports injury or falling. If you experience this type of trauma, your tooth could become discolored, but our team can tell whether your trauma will require more treatment. If you avoid having this trauma treated, you’ll be more likely to need root canal therapy.

If you’re suffering from any of these symptoms, we recommend setting up an appointment with our dentist, Dr. Razan. If you’re interested in learning more about getting root canal therapy in Pasadena, Texas, please feel free to give Time Square Dental Group a call at (832) 426.4433. We look forward to hearing from you.