Every tooth has a small amount of pulp at its center. Problems arise when this pulp is exposed through cracks or other damage to the exterior tooth. Exposed pulp can easily become infected, which leads to tooth pain that can best be resolved through a root canal procedure.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a common procedure that can quickly alleviate the pain of infected tooth pulp. Healthy tooth pulp is important while teeth are growing, but adult teeth no longer need it. As such, the best way to treat infected pulp is to remove it!
After the infected pulp of the injured tooth is removed, Dr. Sicher will sterilize the space left behind and pack it with a sealant that will prevent any future bacteria from finding a way in. A root canal removes the cause of your pain, cleans the tooth, and protects it from future problems.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
The most common symptoms of infected tooth pulp are tooth pain and sensitivity. If you have one or more teeth that are causing you pain or are very sensitive to various temperatures, schedule an appointment with us. A root canal might be able to make your mouth pain-free again.
Even if infected tooth pulp isn’t the culprit behind your pain, we can diagnose your symptoms and take steps towards treating it. Tooth pain is always a legitimate reason to schedule an appointment with your dentist!
Fortunately, we are able to perform most root canals in our office in order to make things as convenient as possible for you. If the outcome or experience of your root canal would be better managed by a specialist, we will refer you to ensure you get the care you need.
Get Relief from Your Pain!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the relief root canals can bring!