Are you experiencing pain, tenderness, or sensitivity around a tooth? These symptoms may be warning signs of a tooth infection. Root canal therapy may be the best way to protect your smile.
Many people are nervous about root canal therapy and may even avoid treatment because they believe it will be painful. However, we make your comfort our first priority at Airlie Smiles. Dr. Farrell will reverse the damage and make sure your treatment and recovery process are stress-free.
You Might Need a Root Canal If…
A root canal is necessary when the soft tissue inside of the tooth becomes infected. Some of the warning signs you may need root canal therapy are listed below.
- Chronic or painful toothache
- Throbbing pain when biting down
- Sensitivity that lasts longer than 10 seconds
- Tenderness or swelling around the tooth
- Severe tooth decay
- Broken or chipped tooth
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Pimple-like bump on the gums
How a Root Canal is Performed
- You should begin antibiotic therapy a few days before your root canal procedure to ensure the infection does not spread.
- Dr. Farrell will anesthetize the area to guarantee your comfort.
- We will disinfect the pulp chamber and the canals around the teeth, and fill the space with antibacterial materials.
- We will place a durable restoration over the tooth to restore its function and aesthetic.
Will My Root Canal Procedure be Painful?
Many patients wonder if their root canal procedure will be painful. Actually, a serious infection causes far more discomfort than a root canal. We can perform the procedure after placing the patient under dental sedation so that you can remain totally relaxed and sensitivity-free!
Dr. Farrell uses advanced instruments to carefully operate on the area and control your comfort. You should experience very little discomfort during and after your root canal.
A root canal procedure is a smart choice in order to avoid the damage and pain that stem from an untreated infection.
Don’t Ignore the Symptoms!
If you believe you may need a root canal, seek treatment before your condition declines. Contact our office to schedule your appointment today!