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 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.