A root canal is a dental procedure used to preserve the infected teeth and cleanse the decay around the root and the pulp.
During The root canal process, Austin Cosmetic Dentistry will:
- Use antibiotics to disinfect the area.
- Prevent any new decay by sealing the area.
- Extract decay and bacteria from the nerve, root, pulp, and tooth.
- Fill in the empty roots.
The root canal process can be performed by the Austin Cosmetic Dentistry and the Austin Preventative Dentistry. The root canal process will prevent any further decay to your tooth and will leave your tooth in place.
SYMPTOMS OF A ROOT CANAL
The best way to be sure that you need a root canal is to pay a visit to the Austin Preventative Dentistry. Below are some of the warning signs to keep an eye out for.
It is important to visit your local dentist if you have any of the symptoms listed below.
- Persistent Pain: Persistent pain in your tooth is among the signs that you might need a root canal. You might feel pain deep in your tooth, or you might feel pain in your jaw, face, or your other teeth.
- Sensitive to Cold and Hot: Do you feel pain in your teeth when eating cold or warm food or when drinking cold or warm beverages? Or maybe your teeth feel sensitive or painful when eating ice cream. The sensitivity or discomfort might feel like a sharp pain or dull ache. When you feel pain when you drink or eat something cold or hot, this might be an indication that the nerves and the blood vessels inside your teeth are damaged or infected.
- Tooth Discoloration: Your Tooth might become discolored if your tooth pulp has become infected. Damage to the internal tissue or any trauma caused to the tooth can cause damage to the roots. This can lead to discoloration of the tooth and give it a blackish-grey appearance.
- Swollen Gums: If the gums near the aching tooth are swollen, then it might be a sign that your tooth might require a root canal. The swelling of the gums might come and go. The gums next to the aching tooth might be sensitive to touch.
- Tooth Mobility: When a tooth becomes infected, the tooth might become and feel looser. If multiple teeth begin to feel loose, it is advisable to visit your local dentist and find out whether you might need a root canal.
- A Cracked and Chipped Tooth: If you cracked or chipped a tooth accidentally while playing sports or chewing something hard, the crack could make it easier for bacteria to get in and cause an infection or inflammation.
If you are suffering from any or all the symptoms below, please visit the Toothbar and get examined by one of our highly skilled dentists. Ignoring the symptoms above might lead to further physical damage to the tooth as well as financial and emotional stress. Contact us today for more information.