Many clinics refer their Root Canal patients to Dental Savers Northeast because they are not equipped to handle the procedure. Root Canals are a routine procedure for our expert dentists.
If you are scared of the getting a root canal done because of the pain that may be caused, we assure you of a painless procedure. Your tooth may be hurting a lot before the procedure, but you wont feel pain during and after the procedure.
What is a Root Canal?
At the center of each tooth lies a pulp, comprising of nerves, connecting tissue and small blood vessels. An infected pulp can cause a lot of pain in the tooth and may even lead to tooth loss if not treated in time.
Root Canal treatment is used to remove an infected pulp along with the infection so that the tooth can be saved.
The Root Canal Procedure
The procedure starts by examining the teeth to see if a Root Canal Procedure is needed. If an infection is found in the pulp of the tooth, local anesthesia is administered to make the treatment painless. The infected pulp is taken out and the center of the tooth is cleaned carefully so that bacteria do not spread out in the adjoining areas. Once the pulp is out, the cavity is filled up so that bacteria cannot get in again. The tooth is covered with a crown for added protection.
The whole procedure just feels like getting new fillings for your teeth. It is common to experience some tenderness in the area after a Root Canal is done. This should not be a cause of worry, as you will recover from the procedure very quickly.
Do I need a Root Canal?
A root canal is required when the pulp of your teeth is infected. There are several signs that could indicate pulp infection. Some of these are:
- Pain in the tooth accompanied by sensitivity and swollen gums. Sometimes the pain could be severe and prolonged.
- Pain for several seconds while eating something cold or warm.
- Sharp pain upon biting food could also indicate an infected pulp
- If your tooth has become darker in color but you aren’t experiencing any pain, it could be a sign that the nerves in your tooth are dead or dying due to an infection in the pulp.
If you experience any of the above symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dental Savers Northeast today. Call us at (215) 297-6368 and we will schedule an appointment as quickly as possible. We try our best to preserve our patients’ natural teeth and avoid tooth extraction.