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Feeling Pain? These Signs Might Mean You Need a Root Canal

November 28, 2017
Posted By: Dr. Brian M. Hivick
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You’ve had a toothache for a while, and the pain just keeps getting worse. The truth is that dental pain is never normal—and chances are, it won’t go away on its own.

If you have a toothache, that is usually an indication that there is an infection in the root of your tooth. Perhaps it started off as just sensitivity to heat and cold, but now you are in full-blown pain.

You might need a root canal. But before you panic at the mere thought of this much-feared procedure, you should know that with today’s modern dental technology, getting one will actually relieve your pain.

If you’ve had a toothache that persists, don’t put off a call to your Chesterland dentist because you are afraid of root canals. Call today—and say goodbye to your dental pain.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

The most obvious sign that a tooth might need a root canal is a toothache. Other signs include increased sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Or your gum might be swollen and tender to the touch.

The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is a straightforward, common dental procedure to eliminate infection in the pulp of the tooth. After completely numbing the area, your dentist will make a tiny hole in the affected tooth so the infected pulp can be removed.

Once the tooth root is cleaned of all bacteria, your dentist will flush it with an antibiotic solution, then fill it and seal it. The remaining tooth structure, now without any pulp in the root, will become brittle, so your dentist will likely recommend a dental crown. This will protect the tooth structure, save your tooth, and enable you to chew comfortably again.

Call Our Chesterland Office if You Have Tooth Pain

If you have a toothache, you might need a root canal. Root canals at your Chesterland dentist’s office are a common procedure that will alleviate your pain. Call today!

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