For the most part, root canals have not had the most positive reputation over the years. However, you might be surprised at how easy and pain-free root canal therapy is compared to what you’ve heard. Dr. Patel is an expert at performing root canals and making patients feel as comfortable as possible during their treatment. If your tooth is in significant pain or you notice that your gums are swollen, it typically means that an infection is present. If you notice these symptoms, contact our dental office to schedule an appointment for the same day!
When you visit Coco Dental for root canal therapy, we’ll begin by numbing your damaged tooth and the surrounding gum tissue to make sure your treatment is as comfortable as possible. Once we’ve confirmed that you can’t feel a thing, we’ll make a small opening in the biting surface of your damage tooth to access the inner chamber, where your infected pulp is housed. The pulp is comprised of tissue and thousands of nerves, which is why you’re likely experiencing severe pain.
We’ll remove the infected pulp of your tooth and sanitize the area, making sure no harmful oral bacteria are left inside. To seal off the inside of your tooth, we’ll use a putty-like material called gutta percha to replace the removed pulp tissue. This will seal it off to make sure that no bacteria are able to gain access to your tooth in the future. Lastly, we’ll restore the structure and strength of your tooth by topping it off with a custom-tailored dental crown. This will keep your smile looking whole, healthy, and beautiful for years to come.
As plaque and tartar go unremoved from teeth, bacteria is more capable of breaking down every layer of tooth enamel. Once this decay reaches the center of the tooth where the soft tissue lies, an infection can easily develop. As the vulnerable tissue breaks down, it loses the ability to send essential nutrients to the tooth, causing the tooth to die. This also results in severe pain and swelling. The good news is a root canal treatment can effectively reverse the infection if caught early enough.
There are a variety of symptoms that you may experience if your need root canal therapy. The most common sign that patients notice are severe toothaches caused by infected pulp. These can be so uncomfortable that they wake you up in the middle of the night or keep you from being able to focus on work or school during the day. Some other signs you may experience include:
At the first sight of any of these symptoms, it’s important to contact your emergency dentist in Northwest Dallas, Dr. Patel, as soon as possible to prevent further damage. We’ll work quickly and efficiently to ease your pain and preserve your natural smile.
Most patients don’t like hearing the words “root canal” because they’ve only heard bad things about the procedure. Fortunately, most of the rumors about root canals are myths. Using the latest techniques and technology in the dental world, this treatment is able to offer our patients countless benefits, including:
Although root canal therapy may seem scary at first based on the rumors that you’ve heard, it’s an incredibly beneficial and helpful procedure that can allow you to keep your natural smile for decades to come. If you have any concerns or questions about what it will feel like, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Patel. Our team of dental professionals puts patient comfort first, and we’ll be more than happy to ease your worries before the day of your procedure.