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Root Canal Therapy Near You

Root canal treatment is one of the most common dental procedures out there. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants, bridges, or dentures.

What is a Root Canal?

Root canal treatment near you is necessary to save a tooth from dying when the tooth’s soft tissue has been exposed or infected. The most common reasons for the pulp to become exposed are cracks or fractures in a tooth, an injury to the tooth, or a deep cavity. If left alone, an infected tooth can lead to severe oral health issues, such as extreme pain, dental abscess, and potential tooth loss.

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What are the Signs of an Infected Tooth?

People are often surprised to learn that sometimes a tooth will show no signs of being infected, and only an x-ray reveals that a tooth is damaged. In most circumstances, however, you will likely experience one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Pain when pressure is applied to the tooth
  • Sudden darkening of the tooth
  • Visible swelling of the gum
  • Soreness and tenderness in the gums around the tooth
  • Lingering tooth sensitivity to hot or cold substances
  • Tooth pain so severe that it wakes you up
  • Throbbing, random tooth pain

How Are Root Canals Performed?

If you experience any of the above mentioned symptoms, our dentist will likely suggest that you get root canal treatment near you to treat the infection. Our dentist will drill a small hole into your tooth during root canal treatment to remove the affected pulp. They will then thoroughly disinfect the area before filling and sealing it. Root canal therapy is always performed using local anesthesia and can be completed in one or multiple visits, depending on the severity of your condition. The success rate for this type of procedure is about 90%. If your tooth is not viable for root canal treatment near you, our dentist will inform you of this during your consultation.

What Happens After Treatment?

It is normal to experience some discomfort, including biting or chewing sensitivity, after a root canal treatment near you. Typically, this subsides in a few weeks. Patients who have had a root canal treatment should take medications as prescribed. Recommended pain medications should be started before the freezing wears off. Since the pulp has been removed, temperature sensitivity should also subside. After a root canal treatment, a tooth always becomes weaker and is more likely to fracture. To strengthen the tooth following root canal treatment near you, it is almost always recommended to crown the tooth.

If you think you might benefit from root canal treatment, we invite you to call us today at (403) 275-3131 to a complimentary appointment with our dental team!

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