Just the sound of root canal therapy makes most of us cringe and anxious. However, with just enough knowledge about how the procedure will go, you will be able to gain more confidence to face it. Don’t leave your tooth untreated. Know what to expect from a root canal treatment and prepare to face the battle head-on!
Why does the pulp have to be removed?
A damaged pulp can break down and bacteria can multiply within the pulp chamber. This can cause an infection or an abscessed tooth. Symptoms can include swelling that could spread to your face and head, bone loss, and drainage problems.
Do I really need a root canal procedure?
Although a damaged root canal may not have symptoms sometimes, it is important to know when you need to get your tooth treated. Watch out for the following symptoms:
- Severe toothache when chewing
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness on the gums
- Increased sensitivity to extreme temperatures
How will a root canal procedure go?
An x-ray of your teeth will be taken to determine any signs of infection on the bone. You will be under local anesthesia to avoid any pain and discomfort during the procedure. A hole will then be drilled into the damaged tooth to remove the bacteria, nerve tissue, and pulp.
Our dentists here at Gentle Dental Care can provide you with more information about the procedure. Schedule an initial consultation today by calling us at (732) 549-5660. We look forward to hearing from you!