When an infection develops deep in the center of your tooth, you may need root canal therapy to resolve the problem. As your dentist in Amesbury, MA, we can perform this effective procedure to eliminate your pain and preserve your natural tooth. You just need to come in for an exam, so we can accurately diagnose the problem and see if you need a root canal.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is the removal of infected or inflamed pulp tissue and replacement with a permanent filling. By removing the compromised tissue deep inside your tooth, it’s possible to eliminate the source of your discomfort and treat the infection.
After its removal, we will clean and disinfect the inner surfaces before filling the center of your tooth with a supportive material. Then, we fit a crown over the repaired tooth to fully restore its strength and appearance.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
When deep cavities, cracks in the enamel, and other issues allow bacteria to reach the pulp, you may end up in a whole lot of pain. You might first notice the pain while chewing, but without treatment, it will soon start to ache day and night.
Other signs you may need a root canal include:
Swollen or darkened gums
Chips or cracks in your tooth enamel
Extreme tooth sensitivity
Upon noticing these symptoms, it’s important to get right in to see your dentist. Otherwise, the infection could spread to nearby tissues or even enter your bloodstream. Coming in early also improves the likelihood of saving your natural tooth and prevents the need for a dental bridge or implant.
Need a Root Canal? Call to Schedule Your Visit
If you suspect you need a root canal, call 978-712-4089 to speak to our team at Amesbury Family Dental. Upon telling us what’s going on, we’ll help you get in to see your dentist as soon as possible. We’re always here when you need help resolving dental pain and other acute issues, so please feel free to call whenever you need care.