When you have a toothache, it’s important to not ignore it in the hopes that it goes away on its own, because if the tooth becomes infected you will need root canal therapy. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there at Gentle Dental, it is a largely pain-free experience with a 90% chance of success in saving your tooth.
The symptoms that are most typically associated with having a tooth infection, and subsequently having it treated with our Bayside root canal are pain when you apply pressure to the tooth or chew with it, sensitivity to hot and cold, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. When you come in, our dentist will take x-rays in addition to doing a physical checkup of the tooth and the surrounding area. There are only two ways that an infection in your tooth can be addressed. Our Bayside root canal is by far the most efficient since it allows you to keep your full set of teeth. Otherwise, you would need to have the tooth extracted, giving you empty space where your tooth was, which obviously leaves you with a smile that is lacking. Furthermore, your other teeth could shift and cause your jaws to become misaligned. Even your ability to chew may be compromised, especially if the tooth is in the back. Root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that you’re numb beforehand. The infected tissue, which consists of the pulp and nerve, are removed, the canals cleaned and disinfected, and then the area sealed so that further infection is less likely. The entire process is completed with the placement of a crown on the tooth after it has healed.
Our Bayside root canal has the best chance of working when it is done in a timely manner. So please call our office immediately and we will have you seen at the earliest possible opportunity.