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Root Canal Therapy in Pasadena, TX

Got an upcoming root canal at Sierra Smiles? Your dentist in Pasadena TX wants you to know one thing -- it’s probably not as bad as you think. Modern root canals are nothing compared to the discomfort of the original toothache, and they’re usually the only way to get you back to living pain-free once again. If you’re wondering what happens during a root canal, or how to care for your tooth after root canal treatment, we’ve got answers for you. Keep reading to learn more about this common restorative treatment!

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is often the last resort for saving a tooth before extraction is necessary. It works by completely cleaning out the inside of a decayed, infected, or damaged tooth and then restoring its strength with a tooth-colored filling or sturdy crown placed on top. It’s a simple procedure, and with local anesthesia and options in sedation dentistry, we promise you won’t feel a thing.

After your root canal treatment is complete, patients who choose sedation dentistry are escorted to our comfortable recovery room to allow the sedation to completely wear off.

What’s the Recovery Like Following Root Canal Therapy?

Many times, the root canal treatment is carried over into two appointments to allow the infection to completely heal. If this is required for your therapy, take care with your temporary filling -- try not to chew on the affected side of the mouth, and cut out crunchy, sticky, or hard foods until your tooth has been fully restored with the final crown.

After each step of your root canal, you may experience the typical side effects associated with any oral surgery. These considerations include swelling and discomfort. Speed recovery and remain as pain-free as possible by keeping the following in mind.

Monitor your symptoms following root canal treatment and advise your dentist if they worsen or do not improve after several days.

If you’ve got remaining questions regarding your root canal in Pasadena TX, or if you’d like to schedule an appointment for top-notch general, restorative, or cosmetic dentistry, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sierra Smiles. Request your visit online today!