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Root Canal Therapy in Kyle, TX

Consistent toothaches and inflammation around the gums can interfere with your lifestyle. When this is the case, it’s only a matter of time until the ache or inflammation spreads to your remaining healthy teeth. To prevent this, Dr. Orraca often recommends root canal therapy. Root canal therapy, also known as endodontics, can relieve dental pain and save your tooth. If you suspect you need a root canal, contact us today to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy in Kyle, TX!


What happens during a root canal?

Before recommending root canal treatment, Dr. Orraca and our team will take an X-ray of the infected tooth. If a root canal procedure seems best, we will schedule the procedure. During the root canal procedure, Dr. Orraca will carefully remove infected or damaged pulp from the interior of the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed with an amalgam or composite filling to prevent further infection.

What are the signs that a root canal is needed?

While not every tooth that may need a root canal will cause pain, there are signs that can prompt you to suspect a root canal may be in your future. Common signs you may need root canal therapy include:

  • Pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Persistent tooth pain
  • Heightened sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
  • Swelling or tenderness of the gums
  • Dark discoloration of the tooth
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Are there any alternatives to root canals?

Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure to save a natural tooth. While we highly encourage patients to receive root canal therapy, some situations may require an extraction. An extraction involves pulling the entire tooth. At Reach Dental, we will work with you to make the best treatment plan possible in the best interest of your oral health. Our ultimate goal is to restore your dental health!