Stop Tooth Pain Immediately With Root Canal Therapy
We provide fast and comfortable root canals. Our office is very experienced in root canal therapy, and our work is both quality and professional. If you are in need of root canal treatment, visit our office in Columbus.
What Is a Root Canal?
A tooth has two basic parts: the crown and the roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, and the roots, which attach your tooth to your jawbone, are below. Inside the root is a hollow area called the root canal.
The root canal contains a substance called pulp, which is a network of nerves and blood vessels that nourish the tooth, and sense temperatures, and feel any pressure on the tooth.
If the pulp becomes injured or diseased, it can become acutely painful. This can happen because of a deep cavity or damage to the tooth. If bacteria gets in through a crack or cavity, it causes infection.
If a root infection goes untreated, eventually the tooth may become loose. The tissue around it swells and abscesses may form beneath the tooth.
Progression of decay
Root Canal Therapy
Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. It involves removing the pulp from the infected root canal, cleaning the canal, and sealing it—just like a traditional cavity.
Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth is prone to further infection and abscesses may form, causing a great deal of pain. However, if properly cared for, a root canal-treated tooth can last you a lifetime.
Signs That You May Need Root Canal Therapy
If you experience some or all of the following, you may be in need of immediate root canal treatment:
- Moderate to severe lingering toothache.
- Throbbing deep in the tooth.
- Extreme sensitivity with hot or cold foods.
- Intense toothache pain, especially if it wakes you up at night.
- Pain when chewing or biting.
- Swelling on your gum, especially if it releases blood or pus when pressured.
- Pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other regions of the jaw or head.
Root canal treatment is designed to relieve these symptoms and eliminate pain. If you have any of these symptoms, call us right away for an appointment.
Come to Our Office for Tooth Pain Relief
Before recommending root canal therapy, we will perform a thorough examination—including dental x-rays and obtaining a history of any symptoms—so that we can guarantee an accurate diagnosis.
Our team at Advanced Dental Wellness is very experienced in root canal procedures. As much as possible, we use advanced technologies to ensure that we complete the procedure in a single visit.
Don’t Live With Tooth Pain When the Solution Is Right Here
If you’re suffering from severe tooth pain, contact our office today! Our root canal treatments can eliminate pain and infection and let you live pain-free again almost immediately.