Maintain good oral health with proper care and treatment from Signature Dental
Don’t let pain and infection stop you from enjoying life. Don’t let what you think you know about a root canal prevent you from getting the treatment you need to feel better and maintain good oral health. At Signature Dental, we’ve heard it all when it comes to a root canal treatment and we know that patients worry about pain and discomfort. We’re pleased to tell you that we can provide you with a pain-free experience and ensure that your teeth are healthier than ever.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canals are often referred to as endodontic treatments, root canal therapies and root canal treatments. Regardless of what you call it, the treatment is the same. It’s a simple procedure that is much less scary and difficult than many people believe. We begin by providing patients with a local anesthetic to block pain and discomfort during the procedure.
Using a special tool, we’ll drill a hole in the top of your tooth to gain access to the infected pulp inside your tooth. Removing the infection ensures that your tooth doesn’t become further damaged. This also helps reduce the likelihood of having to extract the tooth – something we always try to avoid. After the infection is removed, we’ll fill your tooth with a compound to provide strength and to prevent the infection from reoccurring in the area.
Once complete, a crown or cap will be placed over the tooth to maintain the integrity of the tooth. All you’ll see when the treatment is over is a bright, white, and beautiful tooth where pain and discomfort once lived.
What are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatments?
The main objective of root canal therapy is to save the tooth. Because the infection is often deep inside a tooth, the likelihood of it spreading to other teeth or even your gums is quite high. Rather than wait to see if the infection will just go away, which it most likely won’t, we’ll treat the infection at the source to ensure your teeth don’t incur any further damage. You’ll experience a great deal of pain relief upon completion of the procedure.
Many patients come for root canals in Frisco and Richardson, TX complaining of severe pain. They might also have redness, swelling, and pus in their mouths because of the infection. Abscesses are likely to occur if the infection is not treated, which can cause a series of problems including bad breath, loss of a tooth, a risk of the infection spreading to other parts of your mouth and face, and more.
What are the Reasons to Have a Root Canal?
The main reason to have a root canal treatment is because of the presence of infection. Removing this infection is our first priority of root canal therapy. You may experience severe pain and discomfort without having this procedure. You may find that you can’t sleep or eat, or even drink hot or cold liquids without feeling pain and discomfort in your teeth and gums.
If your infection has spread to your gums or other teeth, extensive treatment may be necessary, including extracting the tooth if it is too damaged. Prevention is the key and with root canals. In Frisco and Richardson, we can help reduce that risk of any loss or permanent damage.
How do You Know if You Need a Root Canal?
You’ll know there’s a problem when you feel pain and discomfort in your teeth and gums. Infections requiring root canals tend to be accompanied by sharp pain, redness, swelling and pain while eating, drinking, or talking. Some people experience constant, dull pain, while others may feel sharp, throbbing pain. If you see any blood or pus around your gums, contact our dental office right away.
Signature Dental is Prepared to Help You With Any Treatment Questions
If you have any questions about root canals or think that you may need one to deal with a dental issue for yourself, reach out to our Richardson dentist via phone or online. Many patients delay making this phone call because of fear, but we assure you that there is no need to worry. You’ll be comfortable and pain-free during the procedure and following the procedure, you’ll be able to take over-the-counter pain medication to manage any discomfort you may have. We can help you get back to feeling great and to keep your teeth looking healthy and functioning as they should. Call us in Frisco at (972) 731-9100, or talk to our friendly staff in Richardson at (972) 231-6300.