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Root Canal Therapy – Pearland, TX | Houston, TX

Toothache Relief in Just One Appointment

When a cavity goes untreated for a very long time, or if a tooth sustains physical trauma, it’s possible for the delicate dental pulp to become infected or damaged. What is the pulp? It’s the internal nerve of the tooth, and problems with it usually lead to one thing: terrible toothaches. Thankfully, a root canal can quickly fix this type of issue AND save the tooth from extraction. Even better, at Maxwello Dental & Orthodontics, we have our own root canal-specialist, an endodontist, who is able to turn this often-feared procedure into a virtually pain-free experience for every patient, delivering fast relief.

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Why Choose Maxwello Dental & Orthodontics for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Same-Day Appointments Available for Patients in Pain
  • Root Canals Provided In-House, No Running Around
  • Friendly Team Committed to Delivering Comfortable Care

The Truth About Root Canals

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When performed by an endodontist, a root canal is safe, comfortable, and one of the best tools for relieving the most severe dental pain, so why does it have such a bad reputation? This is because the pain stemming from the initial dental problem often gets confused with the procedure itself. In truth, a patient is completely numbed before the damaged pulp is removed, replaced, and the tooth is rebuilt. Most patients compare the experience to getting a filling, and their only regret is not coming to see us sooner!

What Is a Root Canal?

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A root canal is a procedure designed to save your tooth from needing to be extracted. During the procedure, one of our dentists will first numb the area. You shouldn’t feel a thing during the treatment. After that, we’ll create a small hole in your tooth through which we can access and remove the damaged pulp. The area will be disinfected with a topical antibiotic medicine and the canals of the tooth roots will then be filled with a synthetic material called gutta-percha. Lastly, the tooth is sealed back up and restored with either a filling or a dental crown.

When Is a Root Canal Needed?

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Typically, we recommend root canal therapy when it’s clear that the inside of the tooth is damaged in some way. That problem may present itself in a variety of symptoms. Contact your emergency dentist in Pearland if you notice any of the following signs:

  • Persistent pain
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth or the surrounding gums
  • Swollen gums around the tooth
  • Pain when you bite down
  • A chipped or cracked tooth (this creates a pathway for bacteria to easily access the pulp)
  • A tooth that feels looser than normal

Do Root Canals Hurt?

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When performed by an endodontist, a root canal is safe, comfortable, and one of the best tools for relieving the most severe dental pain, so why does it have such a bad reputation? This is because the pain stemming from the initial dental problem often gets confused with the procedure itself. In truth, a patient is completely numbed before the damaged pulp is removed, replaced, and the tooth is rebuilt. Most patients compare the experience to getting a filling, and their only regret is not coming to see us sooner!

Aftercare Tips

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Once your root canal is finished, we’ll send you home with a list of post-operative instructions for a safe and speedy recovery. Some of those tips might include:

  • Avoid chewing with that tooth for a few days and stick to a soft food diet.
  • Keep up with your oral hygiene, but don’t aggressively brush or floss around the affected tooth.
  • Take any prescribed or over-the-counter medications as directed.
  • Apply a cold compress to reduce both discomfort and swelling.
  • Get your follow-up crown or filling placed as soon as possible.

Are you currently suffering from a massive toothache? Contact us here at Maxwello Dental today to see if root canal therapy is just the treatment you need.