If you are experiencing a painful toothache, it may be indicative of more serious tooth-issues. Severe tooth pain may be the result of inflamed or infected tooth pulp, and it may require a root canal procedure to repair and save the tooth. Root canal treatment may be necessary if you are experiencing any of the following:
If a root canal is necessary to save an infected tooth, the process is fairly simple. The pulp (the soft area in the center of the tooth) is removed. Then the inside of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and then filled and sealed with a rubber compound. If the damage to the tooth is severe, a crown may be needed to safely and fully repair the tooth.
Root canals have a reputation for being daunting and painful. However, contemporary root canal is much less intimidating than it once was, and at Davidian Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we do everything we can to make it as comfortable as possible. If you are experiencing tooth pain, or simply need to schedule a regular checkup, give us a call today.