If you experience tooth pain, a cracked tooth, or gum swelling, it could be a sign you need root canal treatment to save your tooth. At Sarmiento Microendodontics in Cypress, Texas, endodontics specialist Bernardo Sarmiento Jr., DDS, MSD, offers advanced root canal treatment to restore a damaged or decaying tooth. Call the Northwest Houston office to schedule a same-day appointment or book online today.
Root canal treatment, or root canal therapy, is a restorative treatment your endodontist performs to remove inflamed or infected pulp caused by tooth decay, cracked teeth, or a traumatic tooth injury. An untreated pulp infection or inflammation can cause severe tooth decay and even tooth loss.
If you experience the following signs or symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:
The earlier you seek treatment, the better the chance Dr. Sarmiento has to prevent your tooth from becoming loose, falling out, or requiring extraction.
To find out if you’re a candidate for root canal treatment, Dr. Sarmiento examines your teeth and gums, reviews the results of your dental X-rays, and discusses your symptoms and oral health history. He can often restore your tooth the same day to give you the best outcome.
During root canal treatment, Sarmiento Microendodontics prioritizes comfortability. Dr. Sarmiento numbs the treatment area to eliminate any pain and offers you a sedative to ease dental anxiety.
Dr. Sarmiento removes the affected pulp by cleaning, disinfecting, and shaping the inside of your tooth’s root canal system. He fills and seals the open spaces with biocompatible dental materials.
Dr. Sarmiento can fit you for a dental crown, securing it on top of a newly restored tooth to protect it, strengthen it, and prevent future damage.
Your tooth might be a little bit sensitive right after root canal treatment. Use over-the-counter medications as needed to reduce any discomfort.
Take good care of your teeth and gums by brushing after meals, flossing every day, and seeing your dentist at least every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams. Don’t open packages with your teeth or chew on hard objects, and wear a mouthguard when playing contact sports.
At the first sign of a toothache, cracked teeth, or swelling, call the Sarmiento Microendodontics office or book an appointment online today to find out if root canal treatment is right for you.