A root canal is a safe and effective way to give your tooth another chance. It’s a treatment often used to repair and save any tooth that has become infected or is badly decayed. During root canal procedure, the nerve and tooth pulp are removed from inside the tooth, and the internal structure of the tooth is carefully cleaned and sealed.
For many people, without this treatment the tissue surrounding the tooth would become seriously infected and abscesses may form, causing even greater discomfort and more health risks.
How Do I Know If I Need A Root Canal?
Some of the signs that you may require a root canal include:
- A severe toothache or tooth pain when chewing
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, especially after the hot or cold has been removed
- Discoloration of a tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums surrounding a particular tooth
- A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums
When considering the possibility of a root canal, we are looking for a tooth that suffers from spontaneous pain or pain that lingers. And while sensitivity may or may not be an indicator for root canal treatment, it’s quite often something that would require a visit to the office in order to determine exactly what is happening.
This root canal evaluation consists of an x-ray and some in office tests in order to pinpoint the source of trouble.The good news is that if it’s determined that you need a root canal, we can typically start a procedure the same day providing you immediate relief of your pain!
If you’re suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, contact our office at (513) 896-1573 to schedule a comprehensive root canal evaluation.