The Dangers of Chronic Tooth Pain
Delaying dental care is never a good idea, but when it involves chronic tooth pain, more than the health of your tooth is at stake. Along with the discomfort of a toothache, an infected or abscessed tooth can create more problems in the mouth and even extend to the rest of the body. Modern root canal therapy aims to remove the pain and discomfort of a damaged or decayed tooth, ultimately saving the health of the tooth and the smile as a whole. If you have chronic tooth pain, seeking immediate care at our office can help eliminate your discomfort and restore your tooth!
When Is a Root Canal Necessary?
A chronic toothache is a sign that something is wrong below the surface, especially if the tooth is discolored or you experience sharp pain when biting or chewing and tooth sensitivity. Gums that are swollen at the site are also a clear indication that you need dental attention. We evaluate your tooth to determine the necessary course of action so that no systemic concerns arise. With proper and timely root canal treatment, your tooth can be saved and you will recover the health of your smile.
Root canal treatment is necessary for:
- Abscessed tooth
- Oral trauma
- Deep decay or disease
- Fractured tooth root
- Badly broken tooth
Gentle, Thorough Root Canal Therapy
A tooth in need of attention causes pain and discomfort, but the purpose of root canal therapy is to eliminate this pain! Dr. Dan Myers performs root canals on a routine basis and provides gentle, thorough treatment that removes all traces of decay or infection. We administer local anesthetic to numb the affected tooth and Dr. Myers cleanses the tooth root of all disease and seals the space with a special material called gutta-percha. Your tooth is restored with a custom dental crown and will be pain-free and fully functional immediately after treatment!