With advanced technology, root canals have become more effective and more comfortable for patients.
Root Canals at Aria Dental
Root canal therapy can save a tooth that would otherwise need to be extracted. When decay begins, it starts in the outer layer of the tooth and advances into the inner layer. The inner layer is softer which allows the cavity to spread faster. If the decay spreads to the nerve of the tooth, the nerve gets irritated and damaged, often resulting in pain and possibly even infection. Root canal therapy may be used to remove the damaged nerve tissue and clean the area. The tooth will then be sealed off to prevent future damage to the tooth. People often associate root canals with pain, when the pain is really coming from the irritated nerve of the tooth.
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The Signs You Need a Root Canal
1. You Have Persistent Pain
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If you have persistent pain in your mouth, this is a sure sign that you might need a root canal. Of course, there are numerous other reasons why you might be experiencing tooth pain, but one of the most common reasons is that something is wrong with your roots. Your route is responsible for protecting the nerves that supply your teeth, and you have persistent pain, this could be a sign that something is wrong with your roots. If you have persistent pain in your mouth, give us a call to make an appointment. We can figure out if you need a root canal.
2. You Have Extreme Sensitivity To Heat and Cold
If you are experiencing extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, this could be another sign that you need a root canal. For example, when you drink a glass of ice-cold water, do you have one specific tooth that appears to get angry with you? If you drink a cup of hot coffee, do you have a tooth that becomes irritated? This is a sign that the nerve is hypersensitive, and you might need a root canal. Count on us to help you with this issue.
3. Your Teeth and Gums Are Discolored
4. There Is Pain When You Touch the Tooth
5. Your Tooth Appears To Be Moving
6. Your Gums Are Swollen
Trust Aria Dental To Help You
We understand that a root canal can make you nervous, but we have a tremendous amount of experience with this procedure. We will work with you personally to customize your treatment options to meet your needs, and we will keep you as comfortable as possible. Understand that we do not recommend a root canal unless we feel like it is going to benefit your oral help. If you would like to learn more about how we can help you, give us a call today to make an appointment with our team. It would be our pleasure to assist you.