Do You Need A Root Canal?
It can be shocking and worrisome when your mouth suddenly experiences intense pain preventing you from being able to chew or even talk. Such excruciating pain usually means there might be a need for root canal therapy. In such cases, our goal is to bring comfort to our patients and alleviate their pain as quickly as possible.
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal procedure is needed when the tissue inside a person’s tooth becomes infected and starts to decay. This decay process causes immense pain, which can prevent normal everyday functions. During the procedure, the decaying tissue inside the tooth is removed and is filled with a gel that prevents additional tissue from decaying and causing further pain. The gel inserted during the procedure also helps to restore structural integrity to the tooth so the patient can talk and chew normally again.
While the procedure itself can make a person cringe at its description, a root canal is a very common procedure. The expert dental team at The Dental and Denture Care Center are well trained in handling this procedure. Our staff will ensure you are made comfortable and have all the information on what to expect from the procedure. Dr. Juan C. Fabrega has performed thousands of root canal services during his practice and is confident in making the procedure go quickly for you with little to no pain.
If you would like to learn more about the treatment of an infected tooth, learn more at the American Association of Endodontist’s here.
How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?
There are several symptoms that may occur to indicate there is a need to call your dentist and schedule root canal therapy immediately including:
- You have swollen gums around an infected tooth
- While chewing you experience severe tooth pain
- You can’t sleep due to pain in your tooth
- There is a darkening or discoloration in your tooth
- Teeth are highly sensitive to hot and cold temperatures
What Does Root Canal Therapy Involve?
A root canal is a fairly straight forward dental procedure. In the beginning an opening is created at the top of the tooth to gain access to the tooth’s inside called the pulp chamber. Pulp is removed creating a canal through the tooth to the root. The pulp chamber is then filled with a permanent solution to help stop the spread of infection. The opening is then covered with a crown to seal it.
Treating an infected tooth is most often performed during a single visit. In some rare instances a second visit may be needed. Should that be the case, once the canal has been created, a temporary filling will be inserted into the canal on the first visit. Upon returning the temporary solution will be cleaned out and replaced with the permanent material.
A root canal treatment is unnoticeable to the eye and has a high rate of success in preventing further infection. When infection is present, a root canal is a simple procedure that can help save a tooth for its entire lifetime.
Call The Root Canal Experts Today
If you have concerns about your oral hygiene or have been experiencing pain in your gums and jawline, please call our office at (352) 848-1050 or contact us on our website today to schedule a consultation in regards to your root canal therapy. Your dental health is important to us. Let our dedicated team walk you through the process and schedule an appointment that is convenient for you.
If the pain becomes intolerable or if your tooth falls out, we are often available as your emergency dentist as well.
Whatever your oral hygiene issues may be, our team at The Dental and Denture Care Center are here to serve and make you feel at home in our Spring Hill office. Our staff will make you feel well-cared for throughout the scheduling process and your dental visit. From expert denture care services to routine dental exams, our team is ready to maintain your confident smile.
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