What is the right reason for a root canal procedure in Indianapolis?
The idea of a root canal treatment terrifies many people. This fear is misplaced, since root canal therapy is usually painless and is the best way to end a painful toothache caused by an infection. You can rest assured that at Washington Street Dentistry, Dr. Matthew Church will make sure you know the reason you need the treatment.
Why would you need root canal?
It is important for you to know the signs of an infection so you know when to come in to see Dr. Church for a professional opinion. Often, you or your dentist may notice the signs before the infection has caused a toothache if you pay attention and visit the dentist regularly. Some of the signs to look for are:
- Pain or sensitivity triggered by cold or hot substances
- Pain when pressure is placed on a tooth
- Loose tooth
- Swollen gums around a tooth
- A bump or pimple on the gum over a tooth
- Darkening of the tooth
- Swelling in the face
- A toothache
Some of these signs may indicate a number of other dental problems, so if you experience any of them you should visit the dentist and find out what the cause is.
How does the procedure work?
If the dentist decides that infected dental pulp is the cause of your symptoms, he will probably suggest root canal therapy. Once infection has reached the pulp of the tooth, the other solution to the problem is to pull the tooth. In order to save the tooth and stop the infection, a root canal is the best option.
Before the procedure, the dentist will numb the area and make a tiny hole in the tooth. From there, special tools will be used to clean the infected pulp out of the tooth. Then the root canals will be sealed to ward off further infection.
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