The center of the tooth where the veins, nerves, and connective tissues are located is called the dental pulp. When the dental pulp becomes infected, Dr. Vela and Dr. Rodriguez may recommend a root canal in Kingsville, Texas. During root canal therapy, the infected dental pulp will be removed and the tooth is thoroughly cleaned. Then the tooth is sealed. There are not always symptoms present. However, there are several signs to watch for. A tooth in need in root canal therapy may be in pain. Your tooth may become tender when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. A tooth with diseased pulp may become discolored. When root canal therapy is needed, the gums may swell and become sore. A persistent pimple may also occur on the gums.

There are several situations in which dental pulp may become irritated, diseased, or infected. Deep decay in a tooth is a common cause of infected dental pulp. If a tooth has several dental procedures performed on it or if it has a large dental filling, the dental pulp may become damaged. If a tooth gets cracked or chipped, or if the patient has an injury to the face, a tooth’s pulp may become diseased or irritated.

To learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists, contact Vela Dental Centers Kingsville today.