Root Canal Therapy
Monon Family Dental
Root Canals, Root Canal Therapy
If you’ve ever had an infection in your tooth, you know that the pain can make you miserable. But did you know that symptoms of infection can vary widely? Interestingly, in some cases an infected tooth causes no pain at all and the sufferer is not even aware that his or her tooth is infected.
In either case, it is important that an infection of the tooth is identified and treated. Without treatment, an infection can spread and lead to an abscess. A severe infection can lead to tooth loss and other serious health complications. If you suspect that your tooth may be infected, call Monon Family Dental at 317-846-6188 to schedule a consultation at our Indianapolis dental office.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
Symptoms of infection may include a recurring pimple on the gum line, a dull throbbing pain, darkening of the tooth, or pain upon applying biting pressure. Sometimes, an infection can only be detected through the use of an x-ray.
Only a dental professional can determine whether or not you need a root canal. At Monon Family Dental, your dentist will make a recommendation based on a thorough examination. Every recommendation is made with your overall health in mind.
What Can I Expect From a Root Canal Procedure?
If you need a root canal, don’t worry! This type of procedure has a bad reputation, but one that is totally undeserved. A root canal is a routine procedure that will end up actually relieving the pain from your infected tooth. In some cases it may be the best way to save a tooth that would otherwise need extraction.
Before the procedure, your dentist will make sure that you’re comfortable and that you feel no pain. Your Monon Family Dental dentist will then completely remove the infected pulp and nerve material from the inside of your tooth. All traces of decay will be removed so that only healthy tooth material remains, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected.
Next, the cavity that remains in the tooth is filled with a rubberlike dental material. The tooth is then finished with either a crown or a filling, depending on the state of your tooth. After your procedure, your dentist will give you care instructions for fast healing.
Root Canal Therapy
, Root Canals