A root canal is a dental procedure where an infected or inflamed pulp is removed from a tooth. Learn about the steps and importance of root canals at Swish Smiles.
Two words that can create fear in anyone are root canal. But, when done correctly the thing that seems so scary can actually help relieve pain. Have you ever wondered what causes someone to need a root canal, what is root canal treatment or what can you expect if you are getting one? Below is some general information but it is always best to discuss any questions or concerns with your dentist to discover what is going on in your specific situation and the best course of action to take.
When the tooth pulp becomes infected, the dental procedure called a root canal will take place which cleans out the infected area. For reasons such as a cracked tooth or filling, cavities, tooth abscess or maybe some sort of traumatic event to the face or mouth area, infection can occur.
Oftentimes one will notice tooth pain, an elevated sensitivity to temperature in the tooth, discoloration and/or swelling and soreness in a tooth that is infected. If this describes your situation then there is a good chance a root canal is just what’s needed to fix the problem. While it may seem a bit overwhelming it is generally a rather straightforward procedure.
Root canal treatment is the straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain with an end goal to save your original teeth. We’ve all heard the horror stories of going to the dentist but with today’s technology the process is as quick, easy, and painless as ever before. When pain or discomfort starts it is good to get it checked as quickly as possible to help make sure the problem doesn’t get worse.
Your best smile is the one that not only makes you look great but makes you feel great as well. Getting that perfect smile that you want doesn’t have to be a burden.
At Swish Dental we are always here to promote you and your smile. From General Dentistry, Family Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, to Invisalign and Sleep Apnea Treatment, making you smile is what makes us smile. We’d love to walk with you on your dental journey so make an appointment today!