Tooth Pain May Signal a Serious Oral Health Concern
Tooth pain, pressure and temperature sensitivity all indicate that a tooth may be in trouble. While it might be tempting to take a “wait and see approach” to your toothache, doing so puts your smile and health at risk. These symptoms often indicate the signs of significant tooth decay. They can also mean that a tooth has one or more cracks, allowing bacteria to enter the nerve center, or pulp. An infected tooth requires immediate treatment to save it, and minimize your risk of oral and systemic consequences. A root canal is a common procedure we perform to treat an infected tooth and reduce the need for extraction. Our gentle root canal techniques work to relieve your tooth pain, restoring health and function to your smile!
What is a Root Canal?
At Runion Dental Group, our team of professionals has the advanced skills to provide comprehensive care for your family, whenever you need it. Root canals are very routine procedures, and involve the removal of infection from within the center of the tooth and canals of the roots. Once thoroughly cleansed, we strengthen the tooth from within by placing a special filling material. We then allow the tooth to heal. Our team ensures your comfort throughout the entire procedure, and provides sedation dentistry if needed.
Signs and Symptoms of a Tooth Infection
- Toothache or pain
- Jaw swelling or pressure
- Abscessed tooth
- Cracked or worn tooth
- Temperature sensitivity
- Injury or trauma
- Pain on biting
A Root Canal is No Longer a Scary, Painful Procedure
With our gentle technique and compassionate approach, you and you loved ones never have to worry when root canal therapy is needed. Avoiding or putting off the root canal treatment you need can lead to tooth loss, bone loss and the need for costlier care, like dental implants and bone grafts . Let our team save your smile, and help you enjoy lasting oral health and function!