Root canal therapy is a common procedure our dentists provide for our patients at Family Dental Care. It helps to clean out the infected part in your tooth. It helps to provide pain relief and stops the spread of infection to your surrounding teeth. But when is root canal treatment necessary and what should you expect during your treatment? Continue reading to find out more.
When is root canal treatment necessary?
Contact your Family Dental Care dentist immediately if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Severe toothache
- Pain when biting down or chewing
- Sensitivity that lingers to extreme heat or cold beverages and foods
- A significantly darker colored tooth
- Swollen or sore gums in a specific area of your mouth
- A sore on your gum
Even if you aren’t experiencing pain or sensitivity in your mouth, you may still need root canal treatment. This is one reason our dentists recommend dental cleanings and exams at least twice a year to ensure healthy canals and gums. The sooner you resolve the issue, the quicker you can get back to having a pain free smile.
What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy
Tooth canals are needed when the tooth’s pulp becomes infected. Before performing the procedure, your dentist will supply you with some form of anesthesia to avoid pain. They will make a small hole to fully clean out the pulp and detach the nerve that causes the pain. Afterward, they will apply a dental crown to restore your tooth.
Do you need root canal therapy? Contact our dentists today to set up your next consultation at our clinic and get back on the road to a healthy and pain-free smile.