Root canal treatments are widespread, and the process can be used to save a tooth. Inside of your teeth, there are nerves and soft tissue, and when these layers of your tooth get infected or inflamed, it can cause pain and decay. A successful root canal treatment can save the affected tooth. This area of dentistry referred to as an Endodontic treatment.
Root canals are a standard issue, and you may notice some symptoms on your own that you need this treatment. It could include a throbbing pain or discomfort, and the level of pain may change depending on your posture. Sometimes this discomfort will only come while chewing or biting down, and it is often triggered by extreme temperatures. Some patients can experience such severe pain that it lasts for hours at a time, or even wakes them up from sleep.
Contrary to what you may have heard, most root canal treatments are not much different from simple dental fillings, and typically there is no discomfort with the actual process. There are multiple steps involved in this treatment- here’s what you can expect:
Care after this treatment usually involves your regular good oral hygiene habits. It includes brushing your teeth at least twice a day, daily flossing, and avoiding chewing on hard foods, like ice, which can harm your teeth and the root canal.
If you think you may need root canal treatment, give us a call today for more information. We can review your condition and determine if a root canal is necessary. Call us today at (928) 344-1060!
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