What is a root canal?
A root canal is a small tunnel under your tooth that houses the roots and nerve endings of each tooth. Typically, the signs of an infected root canal are a swollen or darkened gum line and unusual sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages. Also, you may notice a small bump or tender area of your gum line.
If you are aware of any of these symptoms it is time to contact the dental experts at Access Dental, immediately.
Prevent tooth loss
Don’t ignore the signs of a potentially infected root canal, as it can potentially result in the loss of the existing tooth. Infection can potentially spread and increase the pain you experience while eating or drinking. Our goal is to save your teeth and a root canal will achieve that goal.
Any of your teeth can potentially be subject to a root canal. The best way to prevent root canals is to stay up to date with regular cleanings and exams. Make an appointment today!
Are root canals painful?
A common misconception is that root canals are the most painful dental procedure you can experience. You have likely seen this represented in movies and advertising. However, the pain is much less than you would expect. The root canal experts at Access Dental strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We will work to minimize pain and discomfort as much as possible. Don’t let fear stop you from receiving the treatment you need.