Oral health is one of the things in life we can easily take for granted. Root canal infections are incredibly painful and can upend your daily life if not treated immediately.
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Tooth pain isn’t the only indicator of root canal infections or related problems. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be in need of treatment:
- Tooth darkening or discoloration.
- Heightened teeth sensitivity, especially to particularly hot or cold foods.
- Painful chewing.
- Little bumps on your gums.
- Swollen, overly-sensitive gums near a particular tooth.
Root Canal Treatment
Treating your root canal infection won’t just eliminate pain; it may also improve the appearance of your tooth. Customarily, dental crowns are placed over the afflicted tooth once the infection has been cleared out.
If treatment is sought out quickly, your natural tooth may not need to be extracted. This will ensure your other teeth stay healthy as well and don’t shift about due to gaps.
If you think your root canal infection is at an emergency level, give us a call. We will help determine if it is an emergency, and get you an appointment as soon as possible.
How Does Root Canal Treatment Work?
Root canal treatment starts with removal of the infected pulp, and then a deep cleaning. The tooth is then filled and sealed and if necessary, a crown is applied. The crown serves to protect the tooth from further infection, as well as restoring it to its original size and true color.
Don’t Hesitate to Get the Help You Need!
Root canals are painful and serious, but help is available at Alatorre Dental! Our staff know exactly what to do to get you pain-free and back on your feet. Visit our office or give us a call to learn more.