Root Canal Therapyin Grand Prairie, TX Family Dentistry Dental Cleanings Dental Exams Dental Fillings Mouthguards Pediatric Dentistry Root Canal Therapy Wisdom Teeth Extractions Cosmetic Dentistry Ceramic Crowns + Bridges Dental Implant Restorations Invisalign Invisible Braces Six Month Smiles Teeth Straightening Teeth Whitening Emergency Dentistry Advanced Dentistry Periodontal Cleanings Partial Dentures Sedation Dentistry Oral Surgery Historically, root canals have gotten a bad rap, but the good news is that advances in dental technology have made it much less painful and "scary," with a very high success rate. When a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, severely decayed or injured, or a nerve is damaged, you may need a root canal. Symptoms of infection include: Painful chewing Heat/cold sensitivity Tooth discoloration Gum swelling, tenderness Or no symptoms; only a dental exam will discover it Left untreated, a root canal infection can cause swelling in the face or neck, tooth loss, and infection draining into the gums, cheek, skin and even into your bloodstream. The only alternative to a root canal is having the tooth extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or partial denture which can be far more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal. Revive Family Dentistry can help you determine the best way to save your tooth and your smile.