If you are dealing with persistent tooth pain you may be in need of a root canal. Root canals are typically needed when your tooth is severely damaged, or there is an infection in the pulp area of the tooth. Common issues can damage the pulp of a tooth including trauma, infections, or decay.
In some cases pain is not evident when the issue first happens. Over time, the pain may get worse and you will need to make an appointment at the dentist.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a common dental emergency to save an infected or damaged tooth. Root canal therapy includes removing the damaged tissue or pulp and sealing the area. This prevents future bacteria from entering. A filling or crown is then used to keep your tooth sturdy and secure.
How Do I Know If I Need Root Canal Treatment?
Persistent Pain in or Around the tooth
This can be caused by an infection in the pulp area of the tooth. Patients should not wait to call the dentist, and should seek immediate attention.
Injury or Damage to a Tooth
If your tooth has been damaged from injury or trauma you may need a root canal to save the tooth. A crown can be used to restore your tooth, and make it look natural.
If you notice your tooth has white spots, or has changed color this may indicate the root of your tooth is damaged. Symptoms may include pain or sensitivity to hot or cold. Crowns can be used to restore your tooth, and can be customized to match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
Ignoring pain is something patients should never do. Our team is here to help, and making that call is the first step to help you become pain free. If your tooth is injured or your pain is persistent, this indicates something is wrong and you may need an emergency root canal. Root canals can save your tooth and should always be addressed right away.
Think You May Have an Emergency?
If you think you may have an emergency or are experiencing symptoms please contact our office. Our staff will ensure you are seen right away. We offer flexible and emergency hours to ensure we can accommodate any situation.
To schedule your appointment please contact our office, and our staff will be happy to assist you.