General Family Dentistry: Why It’s Beneficial For People Of All Ages
Endodontic treatment, otherwise known as root canal therapy, is performed all the time. About one in four Americans have undergone this safe, effective procedure. You may have heard horror stories about it… but we’ll show you why you have nothing to fear. And, if it’s something you require, you’ll be pleased after it’s done.
Why are root canals necessary?
Tooth decay, fractures, and injury are the main reasons patients end up getting endodontic treatment. That’s because root canals repair and save teeth that have been affected by serious decay or infection. It’s often preferred to tooth extraction… because it’s always best to keep a natural tooth if you can!
At our dental practice, we want to do that for you and alleviate the pain you’re experiencing. So, why is it important to us to save your tooth? If you even have one gap in your smile, neighboring teeth are forced to work overtime. That stress can cause fractures. And other teeth can shift to fill that spot, which will negatively impact your smile. It can even be the reason you have a tough time speaking clearly and eating.
Signs that you may need endodontic treatment
Symptoms can vary significantly from one person to the next. But the most common signs include:
- Severe sensitivity to temperature (hot and cold)
- Extreme pain when applying pressure to the tooth
- Gum abscess that looks like a tiny pimple.
Want more details about endodontics? Or are you dealing with considerable tooth pain right now? Call us right away. We’d be happy to answer your questions or book you in for an appointment.
Endodontics Saves Teeth Affected By Severe Decay
- Alleviate severe tooth pain
- Eat without discomfort
- Preserve a healthy smile
- Prevent natural teeth from shifting