Root Canals

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Root Canals Can Relieve Pain and Save Your Tooth

A painful, throbbing sensation in a tooth is a sign that something is wrong. Many times, the problem is an infection inside the tooth that is causing intense pain. Upon diagnosis, a root canal may be recommended to relieve the pain and save the tooth. As with most infections, tooth infections will not go away without experienced intervention.

Root Canals Explained

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A Root Canal Procedure Can Relieve Tooth Pain

A root canal is a safe, straightforward, comfortable procedure that is typically pain-free thanks to improved technologies and numbing or sedation options. Statistics indicate that more than 22 million root canals are performed each year*, making them a frequent, normal occurrence. During root canal therapy, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sanitized, and infected pulp is removed. The tooth is then filled with a material that seals the area to avoid further risk of infection.
Know common tooth infection indicators:

  • Pain and aching at the site of the tooth
  • Sudden discoloration of a tooth unassociated with trauma
  • Intense sensations when tooth is exposed to heat or cold
  • Swollen, tender gums
  • A bump that looks like a pimple on the gums near the tooth

Infected Teeth Can Lead to Widespread Medical Issues

When choosing a dentist to evaluate your tooth and possibly perform a root canal, look for one who uses the latest root canal therapy technologies. Make a call as soon as possible to avoid the dangers associated with ignoring an infected tooth:

  • Pain that worsens
  • Loss of a natural, otherwise healthy tooth
  • Lowered quality of life
  • Expensive future dental and medical procedures
  • Potential for systemic effects, such as infection that spreads through the bloodstream to other parts of the body

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Why live with mouth discomfort when you can enjoy daily activities including eating and speaking without pain?

A throbbing feeling in your tooth is a wake-up call to schedule an appointment with a dentist.
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