Signs that you may need a Root Canal.
Do you experience serious pain when eating or put pressure on top of certain teeth?
Are your teeth painful and sensitive long after you eat or drink something very hot or very cold?
Is there tenderness or swelling in the gums near to where you are experiencing tooth pain?
If you’re suffering from any or all of these symptoms, then the nerve inside one of your teeth could be infected.
A root canal procedure maybe just what you need to relieve your immediate pain and discomfort while helping to save the tooth from being removed; and, preventing your other teeth from shifting around and causing even greater jaw problems for you.
How Is A Root Canal Treatment Done?
- First, your dentist will take an x-ray of your mouth to identify where the pain is coming from;
- Next, you will be offered an anesthetic solution that helps prevent any discomfort during the repair procedure;
- Your dentist will go inside of the tooth and treat the root canal system in a way that helps stop it from sending pain signals to your brain;
- Once the canal has been cleaned then your dentist will fill and seal it; and
- The opening in the tooth will be sealed with a filling.
You may require a follow-up visit with your Dentist to make sure that all the signs of infection are gone.
It’s important to keep up a good routine of oral care at home to prevent any further problems which should include brushing at least twice a day and regular flossing.
And, with daily care and attention, as well as regular checkups from your dentist, then the treated tooth can stay healthy for the rest of your life.