Root Canal Treatment
If you are experiencing pain, sensitivity, or tooth discoloration, you may have a root canal infection.
Timely root canal treatment can help you avoid tooth loss, as well as the need for more costly, extensive dental work in the future.
At Fort Bend Dental in Richmond, Grand Parkway, and Missouri City, TX, our dentists perform your root canal comfortably and efficiently.
Everything You Want To Know About Root Canal Treatment at Fort Bend Dental
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Do I Need a Root Canal? Common Symptoms
Some patients might not experience any symptoms until the infection has advanced, which is why regular dental checkups are crucial for preventative care. When symptoms do present themselves, they often include:
- Increased sensitivity to heat and cold, even after the source of the heat or cold is removed
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and discomfort in the surrounding area
- The development of a pimple-like sore near the infected tooth
Diagnosing a Root Canal Infection
During your exam, our dentists will identify the source of the pain by taking x-rays and CT scans of the teeth and surrounding structures. This allows us to accurately determine how many teeth need repair. If you do need root canal treatment, our dentists will determine the level of urgency and schedule your root canal appointment accordingly.
The Root Canal Procedure
Though the procedure is widely thought to be uncomfortable, you can expect it to feel comparable to having a cavity filled.
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Meet Dr. Shen Endodontist
Dr. Shen received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Cell and Developmental Biology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He later graduated Magna Cum Laude and received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, Dr. Shen completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston, where he received his certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry degree. He recently joined the Fort Bend Dental team as the root canal specialist.
In addition to serving the Fort Bend community, Dr. Shen teaches dental students Endodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry at Houston and also serves as the reviewer for multiple academic research journals. He is a member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and Greater Houston Dental Society. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two children, traveling with family, and playing chess with his kids.