Sometimes, if a tooth is cracked, given improper or repeated dental procedures, infected by a deep untreated cavity, or otherwise deeply damaged, it can become infected. There is actually organic matter inside our teeth, and this organic matter can become infected and even decayed if bacteria manage to get inside a tooth.
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If this infection is not treated quickly, the nerve and pulp inside the tooth will start to rot, causing uncomfortable swelling and possibly even an abscess within the gum. Before the invention of the root canal, this necessitated pulling the decayed tooth. However, with the modern dentistry and top-of-the-line tools at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry, this is not necessary. Instead, our dentists recommend a root canal.
Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry offers root canals to patients in the Holly Springs area for anyone suffering from pain and discomfort in their teeth. If you’re experiencing pain, damage, or infection requiring a root canal, Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry is the place for your procedure.
How To Know If You Need A Root Canal
If your tooth aches while eating or applying pressure to it, or when eating or drinking foods that are very hot or very cold, you may be in need of a root canal. Other signs of needing a root canal include swollen gums, small bumps at the sight of the pain, or a discolored tooth.
When your tooth becomes badly decayed or infected, it will result in pain and discomfort in that tooth. With a root canal, our dentists at Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry remove the pulp and the nerve from the root of the tooth. Once removed, they clean the empty cavity and fill it back in. After it has been filled, the tooth is sealed so that it is protected from any future decay or infection.
Often times, you’ll hear people complain about getting root canals. They say that root canals are painful and something that they would rather avoid. However, root canals are a very smart procedure to get if you have a painful tooth that has decayed or become infected. Our experienced dental staff will seal off the root of your tooth and save it from any further damage. This way, you no longer have to worry about having pain in that tooth. Additionally, if you leave the pain and discomfort untreated, the underlying causes or infection could worsen and an abscess could form.
Root Canal Faqs
It is common for there to be a noticeable difference in sensitivity and pain when a root canal is needed. A root canal typically provides the patient with a few signs that a professional diagnosis is needed such as extreme pain when eating. As well as extreme tooth sensitivity when it comes with consuming hot or cold food or water. It is common that patients will struggle to sleep because of the discomfort provided because of a root canal.
A root canal can be a necessary procedure to protect the spread of decay and bacteria. In order to save the tooth and keep your mouth health it is important to have a root canal done if it is required. If you decide to not get a root canal when it is required then you risk loss of the decayed tooth as well as run a risk that the infection will spread to other team and other parts of the mouth.
When asking most patients they will consider root canals as a non-painful procedure. The decay and infection is known to cause pain and discomfort but the root canal will help to alleviate the pain caused by the decay.
It is important to have a high quality dental cleaning routine to help prevent the growth of bacteria and decay. This means brushing and flossing your teeth at least two times a day. As well as routinely seeing a dental professional twice a year for checkups and teeth cleaning.
You can expect some slight discomfort for the next few days following your root canal procedure but this will begin to go away with time. Typically root canals aren’t as painful as other dental procedures that patients will receive.
Schedule An Appointment For A Root Canal
We offer root canal dental services at both of our dentist office locations. Please fill out the form below or call one of our locations by clicking on the buttons below.
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