End Your Toothache With A Root Canal Treatment
- September 15, 2019
It started as something small. Your tooth hurt while you were eating breakfast or sipping your morning coffee.
After a while, the pain would just come on its own. It didn’t matter what you were eating or drinking … or even if you were eating or drinking anything.
Now, you’ve definitely got a toothache. You realize you can’t ignore the problem any longer. There’s a good chance you have a tooth infection, so you may very well need a root canal treatment.
We hope your oral health problem doesn’t get to that point, but if they do, please pay a visit to Total Dental Care in Columbia, SC. Dr. Doug Forbes can remove the infection and get your dental health back on track.
Call 803-272-4162 today to make an appointment at our office.
Understand What’s Happening
Tooth infections are not fun. They make it difficult to get through daily activities. They can make meals painful. Toothaches can be a distraction when you are doing practically anything.
There’s a reason we consider them to be a dental emergency. You don’t want an infection to spread and put the rest of your smile at risk.
If your teeth are causing you, don’t ignore it. This is not a problem that will go away on its own. As far too many people have learned, a toothache can be quite painful.
To be specific, the infection occurs after bacteria reach the pulp, a soft tissue found in the center of a tooth and in the root canals. These are the openings where blood vessels and nerves connect to the tooth. When the pulp is infected, it can become inflamed.
The fix for this is removing the infected tissue from your tooth. That is what we do during a root canal procedure.
Root canal treatments have a bad reputation. This is partly due to the old ways of doing this treatment and partly the result of how dentists are often portrayed in movies and television shows.
Your comfort is a high priority for everyone at our modern, advanced dental practice. Before we start any root canal procedure, we use a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. To further ensure your comfort, we also offer oral sedation. This blocks pain and reduces any anxiety you may be feeling about the procedure.
After we know you are numb, we remove the pulp, blood vessels, and nerves from your infected tooth. After sanitizing the inside of the tooth, we fill it with a special material. This supports the tooth and reduces your risk of further damage.
We finish by capping the tooth with a dental crown. This restores the appearance and function of your tooth.
Start Feeling Better
You shouldn’t spend any more time living in pain. If you suspect that you might have a tooth infection, don’t take chances. Schedule a visit with Dr. Forbes at Total Dental Care in Columbia, SC. Find out if a root canal treatment or another service can get your oral health back on track.