Dr. Sprott graduated from Meharry Medical College, School of Dentistry, in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Sprott specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry but is also well trained and skilled in Endodontics, Orthodontics, Implantology and Prosthodontics. She is an active member of the American Orthodontic Society and performs traditional orthodontics and clear aligner therapy with Invisalign and Clear Correct therapies.

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Do I Need a Root Canal

Root Canal is a dental procedure that is performed to remove the infected pulp inside the teeth. It is an endodontic treatment that also helps to fill and seal the infected teeth after the cleaning process. At Radiant Dental Care, the dentists provide Root Canal for patients after a dental checkup, which helps analyze the treatment requirement. 

Symptoms That Signify the Need for Root Canal Treatment

  • Extreme Pain in the Tooth

The patient experiences persistent pain in the infected tooth. It can be felt in the infected tooth, face, and jaw. The patient may also experience gum disease or headaches from time to time.

  • Discolored Tooth

The infected tooth may discolor over time and may appear grayish. This is caused by an inadequate blood supply to the infected tooth which could cause the pulp of the tooth to die. The internal tissue may damage the roots, which causes discoloration. 

  • Swollen Gums

Swollen gums signify the presence of acidic waste caused by infection. It may feel tender and painful when touched. The pain may come and go, which indicates abnormalities that require dental check-up.

  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Food

The patient may experience sensitivity while consuming hot or cold food. It may cause a dull ache or sharp pain and the patient may feel like their teeth hurt. Consuming chilled beverages can also make the teeth sensitive. 

  • Tooth Mobility

The infected tooth may become looser or the patient may experience tooth mobility. The acidic waste may soften the bone around the tooth, making the tooth feel loose. This signals that there can be some dental issues that may require immediate treatment.

  • Pain While Eating

While chewing food, the patient experiences pain due to decay or nerve damage in the tooth. The pain is triggered by biting pressure and remains persistent. It does not go away after eating. The patient may also feel pain when touched as the dying pulp irritates the ligament, causing pain.


An appointment with an efficient dentist can help to determine the requirement for root canal treatment. They can also help in providing an appropriate treatment plan that suits the patient.

Radiant Dental Care, located in Pasadena, TX, is an equipped dentistry that utilizes modern technologies for precise treatment. Call us at (281) 991-6530 and book an appointment to know more about root canals and other dental treatments. 


6429 Fairmont Pkwy Ste # 101, Pasadena, TX 77505

Office Hours

MON - THU 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

FRI 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

SAT - SUN Closed

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Email: radiantdentalcarepasadena@gmail.com

Phone: (281) 991-6530