Pay Attention to Toothaches!
If you have a toothache, you must not ignore it. A toothache is a message from your teeth that something is wrong with your dental health. You may have an infection due to tooth decay. Tooth decay left untreated can lead to an inflammation of the root within the root canal. This may ultimately lead to the need for root canal therapy. Here are some signals that you may need a root canal treatment:
- Pain radiating throughout your jaw and the side of your face
- Sharp pain each time you bite or chew
- Dull, lingering pain following the consumption of hot or cold foods
- Pressure and aching within a tooth and its surrounding gums
- Gums that are swollen and tender
Root Canal Therapy May Become a Must
If your dentist comes to the conclusion that your root canal is harboring an infection, a root canal will be the only way to bring quick healing to the infected tooth. While root canals do not usually conjure up positive feelings, they can actually produce some very positive results.
- A root canal can pinpoint the exact source of your severe toothaches
- A root canal can restore your ability to chew without pain
- A root canal can save your natural teeth and your gums from lasting damage from infection
Root Canal Therapy May Save Your Tooth
If you notice any of the symptoms of a possible infection, you need to schedule an appointment without delay. Quick action is needed to save the tooth and resist more serious dental issues.
Dr. Fisher can evaluate whether a root canal treatment is necessary. Once that decision is made, he will remove the tissue inside of the tooth, the damaged nerves, the bacteria, and all of the tooth decay. The remaining space will be filled with specially-medicated materials in order to save the long-term function of your tooth. The proper and timely completion of root canal therapy will keep your tooth from being extracted. It can also save you from more costly and serious procedures in the future.