Do you have a toothache that won’t quit? Do you have sensitivity in your teeth from foods or beverages that are too hot or too cold? It may be that you need a root canal.
Back in the olden days, getting a root canal was synonymous with torture. Now, if you have a toothache, it is usually more painful than the root canal you will need to make the toothache go away.
What is a root canal?
When we are younger, our teeth have tooth pulp that helps our teeth grow. As we mature, our adult teeth don’t need that tooth pulp. It is this tooth pulp that sometimes gets infected, which results in a toothache. A root canal is basically a procedure when the dentist cleans out all the infected root pulp. The the dentist puts in some medicine to keep infection from coming again and causing another toothache. The final part of the root canal procedure is the dentist then seals up the tooth with filling material to keep any decay from happening again.
The root canal procedure is one that has been performed numerous times and has stellar results to get rid of a toothache. But a root canal can also be prescribed for other issues, such as:
- If the tooth pulp is damaged because you have had a slight blow to the tooth, sometimes not even discernible, you may need a root canal.
- If you have multiple fillings or other dental work to one particular tooth, it can damage the tooth pulp and you will need a root canal.
Don’t let the pain of a toothache cause you to miss out on life. Our doctors and caring, well-trained team want to get you back into the swing of things. Ask us about what types of therapies we offer, including root canal therapy, that can get you back on track in no time. Call today!