Do You Need a Root Canal?
Are you wondering why you really need to get root canal therapy?
No one wants an aching, decayed tooth. While you may wish you had kept better oral care after the fact, once the damage is done, the
best thing you can do is to turn to our Fayetteville dentists, Drs. Edwin M. Richardson and Jonathan Robinson, right away for the care that you need to preserve your tooth!
Why do I need a root canal?
Whenever the dental pulp inside of the tooth has become infected or irritated, a root canal treatment becomes necessary. During treatment, this damaged pulp is removed, but fortunately, you don’t need the dental pulp in order for your tooth to remain healthy.
If you don’t get a root canal when you need one, you risk losing the tooth altogether. Furthermore, if you have a dental infection, the bacteria will continue to spread into the bone and surrounding teeth, which can lead to further bone and tooth loss.
How will I know that I need a root canal?
Unfortunately, you won’t always know that something is wrong with your tooth. This is why coming in to see our Fayetteville dentists for regular checkups is the ideal way to catch problems before they get worse. Cavities in their earliest stages don’t often cause pain or other symptoms, but by coming in for regular exams, we can catch these issues early on before root canal therapy is even necessary.
Of course, if the damage is already done and the dental pulp is affected, you may start to notice pain in the tooth. Some people will have some pretty consistent and serious pain while others may only notice discomfort when chewing or biting down. The tooth may also become more sensitive to hot or cold. You may find that after drinking a hot cup of coffee or biting into an ice cream cone that the pain in that tooth lingers. A toothache is usually the best warning sign that there is something wrong and that it needs to be treated right away. Don’t just ignore your toothache!
Give us a call!
Regardless of whether you have a question about your upcoming root canal therapy or you are dealing with a toothache, you can always turn to the knowing dental experts at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA! Call us today at (770) 487-9797!