Find out if your dental issues may be telling you that you need a root canal.
There are many reasons why you may be experiencing tooth pain, so how do you know when pain means it’s time for a root canal? From the office of your Greenwich and Stamford, CT dentist, Dr. Philip Bauer, find out when it’s time to come in for an evaluation.
Since tooth pain is considered a dental emergency it’s always a good idea to visit your general dentist in Greenwich and Stamford at the first sign of an issue. But tooth pain doesn’t always mean you will need a root canal. Only if your tooth pain is caused by severe decay or an infection that has reached the inside of the tooth will we actually recommend getting a root canal.
Signs that You May Need a Root Canal
It’s definitely time to visit us if you are dealing with any of these dental issues:
- Severe pain, particularly when eating
- Sensitivity to extreme temperatures
- A pimple-like growth on the gums
- Swollen gums or gums that are tender to the touch
- Darkening of the tooth
How a Root Canal Eliminates Pain
One of the main goals of getting a root canal in Greenwich and Stamford is pain relief. Dental pain is nothing to scoff at; it can be miserable! But getting a root canal can often provide immediate relief. Here are the steps involved in getting a root canal:
Consultation: We will examine your smile and take x-rays to determine the severity of the infection or decay.
Anesthesia: A local anesthesia will be administered to numb the area prior to treatment so that you don’t feel a thing!
Treatment: Next, we will make an opening in the crown of the tooth and then use special instruments to remove the infected or irritated tissue and clean out the inside of the tooth.
Crown: Once the tooth is treated and sealed back up, we will place a temporary crown over the tooth until your custom dental crown is made.
Experiencing tooth pain? Have questions about your upcoming root canal? Don’t hesitate to call our Greenwich and Stamford, CT dental office. Turn to Philip J. Bauer, DMD & Associates for dental care you can trust.