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If you ever wonder how your dentist, Dr. Henry Bowman, determines the need of root canal treatment, then our dental team is more than happy to tell you. Root canal treatment is often needed when your tooth is severely decayed or infected past the point of treatment with a dental filling. Typically, your dentist knows you need a root canal treatment if you have the following symptoms:

-A severe toothache (The tooth pain is typically so bad that you cannot apply pressure to the tooth, which means you cannot use it)
-Infection in the nearby gums (Usually, the infection will appear as a recurring pimple on the gums)
-Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures (The sensitivity should be consistent)
-Darkening of the tooth, which is also known as tooth discoloration
-Swelling in the nearby gums (The gums will be puffier than usual)
-Tenderness in the surrounding gums (The gums will be painful to touch)

Sometimes no symptoms occur. Would you like to know more about root canal treatment in Houston, Texas? If so, please contact our office today at 713-961-9894. The more you know about your smile, the better! So, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our dental team looks forward to helping you!