ROOT CANAL HOLLYWOOD, CA
WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
Root canals are tooth-saving procedures. The treatment design rids the inner tooth of infection. Ridding the infection through pulp removal and careful cleaning of the inner tooth. Followed by sealing of the tooth to prevent future infections. Thus preserving the tooth from a possible extraction.
DO I NEED A ROOT CANAL?
The number one sign you need a root canal is having severe tooth pain. Especially having tooth pain when eating/biting down on food. Or having pain and sensitivity with hot or cold foods and drinks. Other noticeable symptoms of needing treatment include:
- pimples/cysts on the gums
- chipped or cracked teeth
- swollen or tender gums
- decaying or darkening of your gums
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU DON’T GET A ROOT CANAL?
Skipping root canal therapy isn’t recommended at Glo Modern Dentistry. Patients sometimes believe that their tooth infection healed with their pain suddenly gone. This, however, is a telltale sign that the infection has killed off the pain-sensing nerves. With an infection still present, this can weaken your tooth. Leading to fractures or cracks that will ultimately lead to needing an extraction. Even worse, with an untreated infection, it can spread to other areas of your body.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PREVENT GETTING A ROOT CANAL?
- brushing twice a day
- daily flossing
- avoiding hard foods like candies
- avoid chewing ice
- wearing a nightguard if one is a jaw clencher
- avoid sodas and other acidic type drinks
- be consistent with dental checkups and cleanings
Avoiding certain bad habits along with practicing good ones is the best way to avoid root canals. These include:
ARE ROOT CANALS PAINFUL?
With modern dentistry, root canals are virtually painless. In fact, the treatment itself is pain relieving. This is due to mainly two reasons. One being that dentists use local anesthetics to numb the infected tooth. Which blocks out any pain during treatment. Second, the treatment itself is literally getting to the root of your pain. Addressing the cause of your toothache. Do expect to feel some sensitivity and discomfort immediately after your treatment. This will eventually resolve itself. Your dentist can prescribe pain medications to help after therapy.
If you’re currently suffering from tooth pain, call Glo Modern Dentistry now. We offer emergency appointments for your convenience. Our experienced dentist will perform a thorough exam to see what’s causing your pain. Get relief today. We look forward to restoring your glowing smile.