Expert Dentist Performing Root Canals in the Rio Grande Valley

The term root canal is enough to make some people shirk, but the reality of the procedure is different from what you might expect. Effective endodontics treatment can be a comfortable and stress-free process if you trust a qualified dental professional to complete the procedure for you. Melissa Rivera, D.D.S. is the top dentist in the Rio Grande Valley, and we strive to provide each of our patients with a positive environment throughout their treatment.

Do You Have Tooth Pain or Sensitivity? Call Today.

Many people don’t know that the plaque in your mouth can become dangerous if it accumulates on your gums and jaw. Brushing and flossing regularly can aid in prevention, but it is still a common problem that countless dental patients face. Once the plaque has advanced into tartar, it can cause gums to become bloody, swollen and red from disease.

Root canals are typically performed after other options for preventing and removing tooth decay have been exhausted. Once an infection spreads to the pulp in the root of a tooth, it must be treated in order to prevent the condition from worsening. There are several signs that you may be in need of a root canal, including:

  • Tooth pain
  • Increased sensitivity
  • Difficulty biting or chewing
  • Swelling or inflammation surrounding teeth

Skilled Dental Surgeon

Oral surgery is an essential part of maintaining dental health. Though there are certainly preventive measures you may take, as you age or experience tooth decay, dental surgery may be the best option for reconstructing and maintaining your teeth. A skilled dental surgeon can advise you as to whether or not surgery is the right choice for your smile.

Located Near Pharr & San Juan

In addition to surgical services, Melissa Rivera, D.D.S. offers cosmetic procedures and family dentistry. Clients in the Rio Grande Valley, San Juan, Pharr, Alamo, Donna, Weslaco, Mercedes, Edinburg, McAllen, Elsa, Mission and Harlingen can learn more about our office and schedule an appointment by calling 956-787-9866.

Contact Information

4500 N. Raul Longoria Road
San Juan, TX 78589

Phone: 956-787-9866
Fax: 956-787-8588

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Business Hours


  • 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.