Do You Have Intolerable Tooth Pain?
Why Do People Need a Root Canal?
When a tooth gets infected and left untreated, that infection will spread into the dental pulp inside the tooth’s center. The tooth’s sensitive areas are located in this area that contains lots of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels inside the dental pulp. So when this area becomes infected, it can be excruciating, necessitating an immediate root canal treatment to eliminate the infection and ease your pain.
How Does a Root Canal Treatment Work?
In short, during a root canal procedure, Dr. Giraldo removes the nerve and the pulp of the tooth, cleans the inside of the infected tooth, and seals it to prevent reinfection. While having a root canal treatment sounds painful and invasive, modern dental technology has advanced so that endodontic treatment is performed with anesthesia and is no more painful than filling a cavity.
The root canal procedure drills into your tooth and removes the infected nerve and damaged pulp. Once the nerve and pulp are removed, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. But rest assured, the tooth’s nerves only function is to provide the feeling of cold or heat, and it is not necessary for eating and drinking or maintaining a healthy mouth.
Your mouth will be numb from the anesthesia for a few hours, but the root canal treatment should alleviate the pain you had prior. Temperature sensitivity will be gone instantly.
Why Should You Have a Root Canal Endodontics Treatment?
If you are experienced tooth pain and live or work in Hollywood, FL, you should schedule an appointment to discuss right away so we can help. If a root canal is the best treatment option, Dr. Giraldo will make this suggestion. If not, he will propose a treatment solution that will resolve your toothache. Root canal endodontics treatment is remarkably effective for saving infected teeth. We have saved thousands of teeth in our office with this useful treatment.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
- Moderate to severe pain when eating
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures even after the heat or cold has been removed
- Tenderness and inflammation in the surrounding area and nearby gums
- Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
- Recurring pimple on the surrounding gums
What Are the Risks of Not Treating an Infected Tooth?
Leaving an infected or damaged tooth untreated allows bacteria to grow in the tooth, cause pain and further disease. When abscess forms, it can cause gum and jaw damage and create additional health issues like facial and neck swelling, bone loss in your jaw, and drainage into other parts of your head or neck, leading to dangerous infections in your throat.
The reality is if you don’t have a root canal performed, the infected tooth will likely need to be extracted to prevent the spread of infection. Once the tooth is removed, it will need to be replaced. The options for tooth replacement could be getting a dental bridge or having a single dental implant installed. The best option to save your tooth is usually performing a root canal endodontics procedure.
Schedule Your Root Canal and Get Pain Relief Today!
Contact us to see if a root canal is the right option to get rid of your on going tooth pain. Schedule your appointment today by calling (954) 920-2751
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Why Choose Brilliant Smiles of Hollywood for Your Root Canal
We know our patients have many options for teeth replacement in the Hollywood, FL area, which is why our team is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care in a welcoming, safe, comfortable, and healthy atmosphere. We are here to serve your Root Canal needs every step of the way without judgment or shame you for having less than perfect teeth. Your visit will be a comfortable and positive experience, and we look forward to helping you avoid dental problems, enjoy an amazing natural smile, and the lifelong benefits of good oral health.
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