Dr. Savita Hemrajani in Sugar Land, TX Restores Oral Health and Relieves Patients of Pain and Sensit
Dr. Savita Hemrajani of Sugar Creek Smile Dentistry in Sugar Land, TX Restores Oral Health and Relieves Patients of Pain and Sensitivity with Root Canals.
Root canals are usually known for being scary and painful. However, with recent medical advances in technology and medications, most root canals can be performed with little to no pain at all. Dr. Savita Hemrajani in Sugar Land, TX have been relieving patients of the pain and discomfort of infected teeth through root canals.
Although sometimes there are no signs or symptoms of an infected tooth, some cases can cause severe pain. Pain upon chewing and after eating, prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold, and darkening of the tooth are all signs that root canal therapy needs to be performed. Infection of a root canal also affects gum health. When the gums are swollen, tender, or have a reoccurring pimple near the affected tooth, these are signs there is an infection.
When there is damage to a tooth whether it is due to decay, a crack, or a large filling, this can cause bacteria to build up in the center of the tooth, in the dental pulp. This can cause an infection of the tooth, or an abscessed tooth. In addition, untreated cases can cause bone loss at the tip of the root.
During root canal therapy, your dentist will drill a hole into the tooth to allow access to the pulp. The infected pulp and any other decayed tissue and debris is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned. The empty space will be filled with a sealant called gutta-percha. A filling is then placed where the access hole was drilled. In most cases, your dentist may want to put a crown on top of the tooth for extra protection.
If you have been experiencing prolonged pain and sensitivity to a tooth, schedule an appointment with Sugar Creek Smile Dentistry of Sugar Land, TX. For more information, call (832) 947-6800 or visit their website, www.SugarCreekSmileDentistry.com.