Have you ever heard the phrase ‘I’d rather have a root canal’ to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Vaca & Kirby Dental, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our patients and many report minimal discomfort.
Root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many root canal patients, the procedure is no more stressful than getting a filling.
If root canal therapy is necessary to preserve a tooth, we provide the most advanced endodontic treatment in Texas.
How do you know if you need a root canal? You should communicate with your dental professional immediately if you experience tenderness or pain, hot or cold sensitivity, tooth discoloration, tooth injury, gum swelling, gum pain, or lymph node tenderness or drainage. However, for some endodontic patients, there are no symptoms. That is why it is important to visit your dentist regularly for a thorough dental examination and dental cleaning.