How a Root Canal Can Save a Tooth

Do you have a tooth that’s been badly injured, infected, or is suffering from decay? Is the tooth in question becoming dark in color and causing you pain or discomfort? If so, a root canal could be a good option to save your tooth and leave you pain-free.

At Morning Dental we provide root canal services to many of our patients struggling with highly compromised and unhealthy teeth.

What is a root canal?

A root canal is a serious procedure that’s designed to repair or save a tooth from decay, infection, or injury. Root canal procedures eliminate bacteria growing inside your tooth’s infected nerve and pulp. The inside of your tooth is also cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed when the procedure is finished.

If you need a root canal procedure done and decide not to get one, you could make your situation significantly worse. Without a root canal, the infection in your tooth will not heal on its own. This will lead to the infection spreading from your tooth, into your jaw, and potentially into your bloodstream and brain.

The only alternative to a root canal procedure is having your tooth removed and replaced with an implant, bridge, or partial denture. All of these options are more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal procedure and should only be considered if necessary.

We make sure all of our patients at Morning Dental recognize the seriousness of tooth infection, and we work hard to ensure a solid and successful action plan when it comes to your oral health. 

How do you know if you need a root canal?

There are a few symptoms to look out for that may indicate you need a root canal. These symptoms include:

Is a root canal procedure painful?

For root canal procedures you’ll be given anesthesia, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. In fact, it will be a very similar experience to getting a filling for a cavity. After the root canal procedure, you might experience slight, achy pain and mild discomfort at the site of the procedure for a few days.  

If you’re suffering from tooth pain or discomfort and think a root canal could help, call or schedule an appointment with us today for a consultation.

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