When most people hear the phase “Root Canal” they cringe; however, the team at Health and Wellness Dentistry uses the latest in dental technology and anesthetics to eliminate the discomfort associated with root canal procedures. Dr. Fatmi and the staff at Health and Wellness Dentistry can provide a customized treatment plan to help ease your concerns about the procedure and preserve the overall health of your teeth and gums.
If you have any questions please contact our office or schedule an appointment. As with any dental appointment, Dr. Fatmi and the staff at Health and Wellness Dentistry will discuss all of the options and help you choose the best treatment options for your particular case.
Signs and Symptoms That You May Need A Root Canal?
Although some of the signs and symptoms of patients that require a root canal procedure can be similar to other less sever tooth ailments, the common signs and symptoms are:
- Momentary everyday sensitivity to hot or cold food
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods after dental treatment
- Sharp pain when biting down
- Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
- Constant and severe pain or pressure, swelling of gums and sensitivity to touch
- Aches in upper teeth and jaw
How Can A Root Canal Save My Tooth?
The inflamed or infected pulp inside the tooth is removed. Then the tooth is carefully cleaned and filled within the root canal of the tooth to seal the space left from the infected pulp. This process restores the natural root design of your tooth and removes the infection that is causing your body to reject the tooth. Once the root is restored a crown is placed on the tooth to protect and restore your tooth to full function.
Are There Alternatives To Root Canal Treatments?
Root canal procedures are implemented with one goal in mind, saving your natural tooth. However, this is not always possible and leads to the only other alternative which is a dental extraction (tooth removal).
Once the tooth is removed, if not replaced in a timely manner, it can affect your ability to bite and chew, cause other healthy teeth to shift and have a negative impact on your overall health. To avoid these complications it is recommended to replace the extracted tooth with a dental implant which is a viable alternative to your natural teeth and can help maintain a beautiful healthy smile.