When a cavity goes bad and it spreads to the root of your tooth, then the only way you can treat it is with an effective root canal procedure. There is no need for you to be afraid of this procedure because unlike the earlier days where it was invasive and painful, these days our professionals take utmost care to ensure your comfort before performing the procedure. If you have an aching tooth and you are wondering whether you need a root canal procedure, visit us at Ephrata Family Dentistry so our professionals can take a look and decide what is the appropriate treatment that would help your tooth recover.
Get Rid Of Pain And Infection
It's almost certain that you need a root canal procedure when you are in unbearable pain and even talking makes you uncomfortable. A root canal procedure is usually performed when the infection spreads to the root of the nerve that connects your tooth. This is usually a striking pain that sends a slight shock into your jaw each time you try to bite something or you try talking. It does take a while for this condition to worsen, but the early signs begin with a stinging pain in your gums.
When you start feeling this pain you should waste no time and come visit us for an exam so that we can begin treating the root effectively. The procedure to get rid of the pain completely begins with cleaning the root of the tooth, including taking out all the infection and the fluid that is accumulated inside the root. Once this root is clean you will no longer feel the stinging pain you were suffering from before the procedure.
Sometimes this can be done in a single sitting, but in certain cases, we do advise our patients to visit us across multiple sittings if the infection is too bad. A successful root canal procedure involves cleaning out the root completely and this eliminates all of the infection there and gets rid of the pain completely.
Prevents Further Damage
A successful root canal procedure prevents further tooth damage and helps to protect the integrity of the rest of the teeth in your mouth. When the infection spreads around your tooth’s root, it is important for you to act fast and ensure that you get it in control before it spreads to the neighboring teeth. If this happens, you will have to undergo multiple procedures that will involve cleaning all the teeth and ensuring that they do not have any infection.
A good root canal procedure will ensure that the infection is curbed, and it does not spread any more. Our professionals try to protect as much of the natural tooth as possible so that your root is not damaged and there is no need for you to worry about jaw degeneration in the future.
If you are afraid of a root canal procedure because you think it will be painful, let our professionals help you. Give us a call at (223) 264-3020 or visit our clinic at Ephrata Family Dentistry so we can help you get rid of the pain comfortably.