Root canal therapy can save your natural teeth

Have you experienced painful toothache that just won’t go away? Pain like this could be caused by various reasons, one of which is a severe infection that requires a root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment.

Many patients avoid getting a root canal treatment, due to fear of extreme pain. However, you should never delay undergoing a root canal therapy, as it will prevent a serious infection from spreading and can protect your nearby teeth from future damage.

When do I need root canal therapy?

Healthy tooth vs. Infected tooth that needs root canal treatment

Healthy tooth vs. Infected tooth that needs root canal treatment

Root canal therapy is needed when decay or an injury infects the inner structure of your tooth, known as the pulp. Dental pulp extends from the crown of your tooth to the root and contains soft tissue such as nerves and blood vessels, which are essential to the vitality of a tooth. In case of a pulp infection, your tooth becomes susceptible to severe pain, swelling or the formation of a dental abscess. A root canal procedure is necessary to remove this infection and prevent it from spreading. Without treatment, the tooth will not heal on its own and the infection can spread and cause tooth loss.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal treatment?

Should you observe some of the following warning signs, you should immediately contact your Seattle dentist as you might need a root canal treatment:

  • Pain that comes and goes in waves
    • Pain when chewing or biting down
    • A toothache that won’t go away
    • Inflammation and tenderness
    • Swelling gyms
    • Extreme tooth sensitivity

Benefits of root canal treatment

The main benefits of root canal treatment include:

  • Saving your natural teeth
  • Normal biting force and sensation
  • Natural appearance
  • Protects other teeth from excessive wear or strain
  • Enables you to dine and chew properly

Many patients avoid getting a root canal treatment, due to fear of extreme pain. If you live or work in Seattle, you can make use of this efficient new technology and at the same time – benefit from the experience and caring approach of Dr. Pawlowski from Bell Harbour Dental & Perioinnovations. We can offer you sedation dentistry to reduce your discomfort and ensure you have a stress-free experience.  Call us today to find out more!

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