Woodstock General and Implant Dentistry on May 22, 2017

That Toothache is Telling You Something

A sharp pain when chewing, or increased sensitivity to pressure means you should act fast. When a tooth becomes severely decayed, cracked, or damaged by trauma, the pulp of the tooth can become infected or inflamed, causing real discomfort.  If the tooth is infected, there is also a chance that the infection with cause abscess at its root which can cause facial swelling, drainage problems, and eventually lead to bone loss.

Delaying treatment for a toothache increases the chances of losing the tooth entirely.

Prompt attention and root canal treatment from Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry can relieve your pain (and save your tooth!)

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The Root Canal Procedure

Root canal treatment is a common procedure in which the pulp of a severely damaged tooth is removed in order to prevent the loss of the tooth. Since the pulp is where the nerves are located, a root canal effectively eliminates the pain and sensitivity of damaged teeth.

Advancements in dental technology have taken the fear out of having a root canal, and we are committed to making your experience as stress-free as possible.

First, we take x-rays to access the extent of the damage and find the cause of your pain.  Next, we apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth.  Then a hole is drilled into the tooth to remove the pulp, and clear the root canals of any decayed tissue and bacteria.

Once the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned and disinfected, we apply a sealing paste and gutta percha (a rubber compound) and fill the rest of the tooth.  If more than just a regular filling is required, we may place a crown or other restoration on the tooth.

Don’t live with toothache pain – Contact Woodstock General & Implant Dentistry Today!