Spring Hill Root Canal Treatments
Providing Quality, Experienced Endodontic Care
Severe cavities can cause excessive damage and trauma to the tooth, to the point where the infection reaches the nerve. This often results in an abscess and can lead to further health complications and severe pain if not treated immediately. At this point, it is urgent to see your dentist for endodontic (root canal) treatment.
At Dentistry by Design, we understand the importance of treating root canals swiftly, with care and precision. During this procedure, your dentist will clean out the infected canal and seal it with either a temporary sealant or a crown. You may have to schedule a subsequent visit in order to secure a dental crown for future protection. Before, during, and after your visit, you can rest assured that we will be forthcoming regarding the procedure, so you know what to expect. We want to provide a safe and calm environment where we can fully address your oral health.
Is a Root Canal Painful?
During the root canal procedure itself, you should not feel pain, as an anesthetic will be provided. We can also talk to you about sedation options, if necessary. After the root canal is completed, however, pain can be expected. This is a major dental procedure, and you can expect to feel pain in the affected area of the mouth, but this is temporary and is typically manageable with a prescription or over-the-counter pain medication.
How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?
Only a qualified dentist or endodontist can determine whether you need a root canal, but there are symptoms of tooth decay or infection to watch for, which could indicate a serious problem and the possibility that you’ll need a root canal.
The following are signs that you may be suffering from tooth decay or infection:
- Acute tooth pain, particularly when chewing or applying pressure to the affected area
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Tooth discoloration
- Gum swelling and tenderness in the affected area
- Persistent/recurring pimple on the gums in the affected area
If you have more questions and want the insight of an experienced and caring dentist, call (931) 771-8500. We serve Spring Hill and the surrounding areas in Tennessee.