Root Canal Treatment
Are you concerned because you can’t tolerate hot and cold beverages? Are you worried because you sense shock-like pains traveling throughout your mouth? You do not need to deal with this issue alone. The dentists at Caring Dental may be able to help you by providing you with a root canal. We know many people are nervous about getting a root canal, but we are here to make the process as painless and straightforward as possible. Learn more about this procedure below, and give us a call to schedule an appointment with our team.
The Signs You Need a Root Canal
Just because your mouth is hurting doesn’t necessarily mean you need a root canal, but several signs could indicate that you require intervention:
- Your gums are sore and tender, particularly when you brush and floss.
- You may spot some stains or areas of discoloration on your gums.
- You might feel like your teeth are in extreme pain and discomfort.
- You may notice that there is an abscess developing underneath your teeth.
- You feel shock-like pain traveling from your teeth to other areas of your head and neck.
- Your lymph nodes, particularly those just underneath the jaw, or a bit sore.
Root canals are frequently used to treat infections, but they can also be used to help you recover from a traumatic accident. Regardless of whether you have developed oral decay or been involved in a serious accident, a root canal may be the best treatment option.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
Before we start the procedure, we will take X-rays to take a closer look at the tooth’s root. Then, if we decide to proceed, we will make an incision on the top of the tooth.
Once we can see inside the tooth, we will get rid of the infected tissue. We will clean the inside of the tooth to make sure debris, bacteria, and inflammation have been removed.
Before we close the incision, we will also fill the inside of your tooth and put a crown on top of it. That way, we can protect your tooth against future damage. We want to stabilize everything underneath the surface, and a crown is an important part of that.
What About the Recovery Process?
Once the procedure is done, we will give you a strict hygiene regimen to follow to avoid reinfection. We recommend that you use dental hygiene products containing fluoride and avoid biting into hard substances for a while to ensure that the crown does not break. We also recommend that you visit us at least twice yearly for regular cleanings and exams.
Call Caring Dental To Make an Appointment for a Root Canal
If you are worried that your teeth keep hurting, there is a chance that you could benefit from a root canal. Caring Dental has various sedation options to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Our top priority is to take care of your teeth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our Baltimore, MD team.