Root Canal Treatment
If you are experiencing pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot and cold, and swollen gums, you may be suffering from an infected tooth.
At 38th Street Dental in Austin, TX, Drs. Mike Meek and David J. Tasch can provide relief through gentle, precise root canal therapy.
Once the infection has been treated, we can place a lifelike dental crown to repair your tooth and restore natural aesthetics and function.
What Are the Symptoms of a Root Canal Infection?
When infection develops, you may notice a rapid onset of acute pain. While a toothache does not directly indicate root canal treatment is necessary, it is important to have an evaluation immediately.
As the tissues become more irritated, your gums may appear red and swollen.
Drainage or Pus
The appearance of pus around the gum line can occur when there is an abscess present. Some patients develop a fistula, or “gum boil” that will allow the infection to drain.
Bad Taste or Odor
If there is active discharge of pus, bad breath, or a bad taste in the mouth, this is an indication of a root canal infection.
Why You Should Seek Immediate Root Canal Treatment
When you are suffering from a cavity or a severely infected tooth, it is vital to seek treatment early for your comfort and lasting health. The bacteria can spread and extend beyond the end of the roots, affecting the jawbone and possibly reaching the bloodstream.
Relieve Dental Pain Contact Us Today
If you are experiencing symptoms of a dental infection, schedule a visit with one of our dentists as soon as possible. We can diagnose root canal infections and perform treatment on the front teeth. If your molars are affected, we may refer you to a trusted endodontist. An endodontist has specialized training in this area of dentistry. Contact us online anytime to request a consultation or call our office in Austin, TX, at (512) 458-6222.
The Root Canal Therapy Process
Our team can provide the timely, thorough care you need to protect your oral health and prevent the need for extraction.
"I almost fall asleep in the chair" Hear from Our Patients
Love going to 38th Street Dental! Sadie, my hygienist has such a gentle touch, I almost fall asleep in the chair. Dr. Meek is great; I've been going to him for years. The office staff is also super and will readily assist me with any financial and insurance questions I might have.View on Google
Once again 38th Street Dental came through with flying colors. The plan was to get a temporary after tooth extraction in a few days but when Dr. Tasch found out that I was to attend a memorial service shortly he spent an hour putting a shorter term temporary then and there, without extra charge. That's above and beyond!View on Google