Dr. Parma believes that it’s almost always preferable to save your natural teeth whenever possible, and in many cases root canals allow you do to just that. When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected due to exposure to tooth decay, a root canal is often an effective means of saving the tooth. The procedure involves Dr. Parma treating and healing the infected nerve of the tooth. If you’re in need of a root canal, you could be experiencing a severe toothache, which is why we make every effort to treat these patients in the San Antonio, TX, area on the same day they call in.
Why You Should Visit Rick J. Parma for Root Canals
While some patients may cringe at the thought of this process, root canals are quite common and no more painful than any other dental procedure. In fact, needing a root canal is much more painful than the actual procedure. The process involves Dr. Parma removing the decay, nerve and pulp from the tooth. Because the tooth doesn’t need either the nerve or the pulp to behave like a healthy tooth, it should be completely functional after the procedure. Dr. Parma has performed countless root canals for his patients over the years.
How to Know If You Need a Root Canal
If you need a root canal, chances are that you’ll know something is wrong. Some common symptoms include:
- A very bad toothache that worsens if you apply pressure
- A tooth that is discolored
- Gums that are swollen and painful around a tooth
- A tooth that is sensitive to hot and cold
Contact Our San Antonio, TX, Office Today
For more information about root canals, or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Parma, contact our office today. If you are experiencing a severe toothache, you may be in need of a root canal. In these instances, we will do our best to schedule your appointment on the same day you call our office.