My tooth hurts! What should I do?
If you are experiencing constant and severe dental pain, it could be an indication that your tooth is abscessed, or infected. Dental infections will not resolve without treatment, so it's important to contact your emergency dentist in Prosper, TX right away.
Root canal therapy is typically recommended to preserve a tooth that is infected. Dr. Patel will remove the diseased tissue from inside your tooth and ensure that is free of infection before sealing it with a temporary filling. Not only will a root canal restore your tooth, but it will also relieve your pain.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
Dr. Patel's top priority is your comfort, and he uses the best anesthetics to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure. In fact, most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that the anesthetic immediately relieves their discomfort.
Once your tooth has healed, you'll return to Prosper Smiles to have it rebuilt with a dental crown or filling, which ensures that your tooth has all the strength and function it had before treatment.
If you notice that your tooth feels sensitive to temperature, it is an excellent time to contact Dr. Patel. This could be indicating decay in your tooth, and if you're proactive about having it checked, you may be able to avoid the pain of an infection and the need for root canal therapy.