Root Canal Treatment in a Comfortable Setting
Often, extreme mouth pain is caused by inflamed or infected soft mouth tissue. Your best option may be to seek a Castle Rock root canal treatment. Under the same roof as your general family dentist, Castle Pines Dental Group has an endodontist, the type of specialist which typically performs root canals. This type of dentist specializes in the pulp (nerve) and root of your teeth.
There’s no need to worry. While root canals have a reputation for causing great pain, they actually get rid of pain. When undergoing a root canal procedure, many patients experience no more discomfort than during a routine cavity filling.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
If you think you need a root canal, you should seek your dentist’s advice. While a root canal is a solution in many cases, a few of the most common signs are listed below:
- Tooth discoloration
- When eating or pressure on teeth causes pain
- Temperature sensitivity (hot or cold)
- Tender or swollen gums
- A small, pimple-like bump on the gum near the problem tooth
What to Expect During Your Root Canal Procedure
Though many patients feel nervous about root canals, they are a very common treatment. Usually an endodontist performs the procedure. These dentists have at least two years of additional schooling that pertains in particular to the inside portion of the tooth (pulp) and root canal procedures.
Read below for an overview of the procedure:
- The patient receives X-rays and the dentist reviews them to determine the damage to the tooth and to check for infection in the surrounding bone.
- The dentist numbs the area around the tooth using a local anesthetic.
- An access hole is made in the top of the tooth.
- Through the access hole, the dentist cleans the pulp out of the tooth.
- The dentist seals the tooth. Your dentist may medicate your tooth for a few days prior to sealing, or seal the tooth on the same day as the rest of the procedure.