Sometimes we may take oral comfort for granted. When something feels off or is painful, it’s hard to focus on anything else! If you have a deep infection in the root of your tooth, this can cause a severe toothache that’s hard to ignore or work around. At Basin Dental, we offer root canal treatment to help bring your tooth back to full health. Don’t wait to start feeling better—get the treatment needed to relieve your toothache and reduce your sensitivity!
Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
In addition to tooth pain, there are a number of other signs indicating that your root canal is infected. If you have any of the following symptoms, it may be time for root canal treatment:
- Tooth discoloration or darkening
- Increased sensitivity or pain while eating
- Sensitivity to hot or cold liquids or food
- Pimple-like bumps on gums
- Sensitive or swollen gums close to tooth pain
How Does Treatment Help?
Root canal treatment can help in a number of ways, including offering you relief from the pain caused by an infected pulp. The appearance of your tooth can also improve once the infection is removed. A dental crown is often placed over the original tooth after root canal therapy. This procedure also protects your natural tooth from extraction, which will help maintain the health of your jawbone and keep other teeth from shifting out of place.
What Is the Treatment Process?
Many people fear root canal treatment, but in reality, this procedure is a lot like getting a dental filling. We will first remove the infected pulp from your tooth, then clean the area. Your tooth will then be filled and sealed, and, if necessary, we will place a crown over your tooth to protect it from further damage and to bring it back to its original size, shape, and color.
We Can Help
Come see our team at Basin Dental today to get relief from your tooth pain. We will help prepare you for this procedure and answer any questions you may have.