When do dentists perform root canals?
You might be wondering if you need to have a root canal or just when a dentist decides to perform a root canal. The procedure of a root canal can be performed by your dentist and though it often envokes a scary response, when done properly by an experienced dentist the procedure shouldn’t be painful.
The most important thing to do if you have severe tooth decay is to first find a local dentist that has the team and experience necessary to properly treat you. The sooner you get to the dentist whenever a problem arises, the higher the chances of success your procedure will have. That’s why we encourage Carlisle area residents to contact Noll Family Dentistry for your root canal and treatment needs.
A root canal is usually performed whenever tooth decay reaches the pulp of your teeth and becomes infected.
Symptoms you may experience whenever the pulp of your teeth begins to decay or experience infection include:
- Pain in your teeth and or gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks
- Swelling in the gums around your tooth
It’s important to schedule an appointment with your dentist if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms. The longer you wait while you’re experiencing pain and swelling in and around your teeth, the more in-depth your root canal may be. You may also end up losing a tooth altogether if you let the problem go for too long.
It’s important to not worry about a root canal procedure and it’s very important to have your dentist evaluate your current situation. Eventually, when the decay or infection reaches the nerves of your teeth it can cause extreme pain and may end up causing more damage to your surrounding teeth and jawbone and supporting structures. When your dentist performs a root canal, the decay is removed and your dentist will fill in the tooth with a composite that seals and protects the rest of the tooth and jaw. A crown is then placed on the top of the tooth for added protection.
A root canal procedure can end up saving you money and pain in the future by getting the decay and infection removed before it spreads to other neighboring teeth. A root canal is oftentimes a more affordable and less invasive procedure than tooth extraction and tooth replacement.
Don’t wait! Fixing your tooth now can save you from more pain later!
If you’re experiencing tooth pain, swelling and discomfort you should contact us now at 717.243.9020 and get it taken care of before it gets worse. A root canal is nothing to be afraid of and when done properly by an experienced dentist, it can be a painless procedure. We’re available to treat patients from Boiling Springs, Carlisle, and the Newville area for root canal therapy.