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ROOT CANAL DENTISTRY
Got a toothache? Eliminate the pain associated with decaying teeth. Dr. Shirley Mathew can help with
root canal therapy. Service Lewisville, Carrollton and Castle Hills.

When is Root Canal Treatment Necessary?

A root canal (endodontics) is necessary when infection has set into a tooth's inner nerve. The procedure
is well sought out because it saves your tooth from the need to be extracted.

If a tooth is extracted without a replacement, other teeth in it's vicinity tend to drift out of their
structured location. Having a root canal avoids this problem among others.

During The Root Canal Procedure

During the procedure, the nerve and pulp of the tooth are removed and the inside of the tooth is
cleaned and sealed. This allows you to keep your tooth rather than having it extracted.

Signs That a Root Canal Is Needed?

Here are signs that you may need root canal therapy:

  •  Severe pain upon chewing
  •  Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  •  Pain when pressure is applied to the tooth or gums around it
  •  Persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
  •  Prolonged pain to heat or cold temperatures touching your tooth(like after sipping coffee or cold beverages)
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Persistent bad breath

If you feel you have any of the above symptoms simply call Dr. Shirley Mathew today to talk about this
procedure. Start saving your teeth before it's too late!
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"She and her staff put me totally at ease before they began working on my dental issues; and they made it painless for me.Aaron Thomas