There are certain times when you can’t just put off dental attention, and one such case is when you require root canal therapy or you suspect that you might. Here at Advanced Dental Care, we urge you to be aware of some of the common symptoms that indicate you have a tooth infection, and thereby the need for our Tallahassee root canal.
Any time you have a toothache, the potential for a tooth infection is there. You should never ignore a toothache or hope that it goes away on its own. That’s very unlikely to happen, and the longer you go before being treated, the greater the chance is for bacteria to get inside your tooth and cause problems. The signs that are most specific to tooth infection are pain when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. When you experience one or more of those indicators, it is crucial that you come in for an examination and x-rays. If it turns out that our Tallahassee root canal is the applicable treatment, you will be numbed first with local anesthesia. Thanks to modern equipment and advanced techniques, you should be comfortable throughout. Most of our patients tell us that they noticed very little or no pain at all. Our dentist will remove the infected pulp and nerve, and then clean, disinfect, and seal off the canals of the tooth. This may take more than one session to complete, after which your healed tooth will be fitted with a crown to restore it to normal size, appearance, and function.
Don’t hesitate to call us immediately to arrange a prompt appointment to come in for appropriate care. Our goal is to save your tooth, and with timely treatment, there is a very good chance that we can.