You don’t know what’s happened. You woke up because your tooth was aching. The pain is unbearable.
You can’t even eat breakfast or enjoy your morning coffee. Anything you try to eat or drink just seems to make the pain worse.
Based on your symptoms, you may have a tooth infection. If so, a root canal treatment is your best bet to end your pain and repair your oral health.
Better Than You Know
Root canals have an unfortunate reputation. They have been portrayed in movies and television as one of the things people hate about going to the dentist. Indeed, it’s common for people to say they would “rather have a root canal than” do something else to indicate how bad that something else is.
You also may have heard a scary story about a root canal procedure from someone you know or second-hand from someone who knows someone who had a bad experience. More than likely, this was an older patient. They likely had this done with the benefits of modern dental care.
Today, we can use local anesthetic and dental sedation to complete this treatment. Many people have said it is no worse than getting a filling. Several patients have even told us they felt no pain at all during their root canal treatment.
If you have any anxiety about this restorative service, please let us know. We will be happy to answer your questions. We want you to understand all the things we can do to make this procedure as comfortable as it can be for you.
Don’t Ignore the Situation
With a toothache, the pain can sometimes come and go. You make think things are improving when the pain is minimized, but that is not the case. Once an infection sets in, you are going to need treatment to stop it.
If the infection persists, your tooth will be at risk. Plus, your infection is likely to spread to other teeth. At that point, you may be looking at lost teeth and a damaged smile. Replacing missing teeth is riskier and more costly than a root canal in the long run.
Instead, be smart about your situation. Contact us as soon as you can. Make an appointment to visit us. It’s possible you may just have a bad cavity, but you won’t know that without a professional examination.
After we have seen what your situation is, we can advise you on the best solution. Your teeth and your smile are too important to ignore this kind of problem.
Start Feeling Better
Don’t wait to seek relief from your toothache. Our team of dental professionals wants to stop your pain and remove the source of your problem. Then we can repair your tooth. You can smile, eat, and drink naturally and normally again.
When you come in, we can numb your mouth. Then we’ll deliver sedation to keep you pain-free during your procedure. We will remove the infected pulp, blood vessels, and nerves from your tooth. Then we can fill the tooth with a special material to reinforce it and prevent further problems.
To conclude your treatment, we will cap your tooth with a dental crown. Your smile can look and function as good as new.