Don’t let tooth pain ruin your life or your smile; a root canal can help.
Dealing with tooth pain is no fun. Luckily your Waukesha, WI dentists know exactly what to do to eliminate your pain. While no one wants to go through any dental procedure, find out more about root canals and how they could save your tooth.
The Purpose of a Root Canal
So, why is my dentist in Waukesha recommending that I get a root canal? The purpose of this endodontic procedure is to remove the dental pulp, or soft internal structure of the tooth. The pulp contains nerves, tissue and blood vessels and if the pulp becomes infected or inflamed, then a root canal is often the best form of treatment.
So, what can damage a dental pulp?
- Deep dental decay
- A weakened tooth due to multiple dental procedures
- A severely chipped or cracked tooth
- Dental trauma or injury
When the pulp becomes damaged or infected you may or may not experience symptoms. If you do, some of the most common symptoms include,
- Dental pain, particularly when chewing or releasing your bite
- Swelling and/or tenderness of the gums
- A persistent pimple-like growth on the gums
If you experience any of these symptoms then it’s time to see your general dentist in Waukesha right away. The sooner you seek dental care the better. And what if there is an issue but you don’t have symptoms? While this can also happen, this is why those six-month checkups are vitally important. By keeping up with these routine visits you can prevent many dental complications from causing long-term damage to your smile.
Root Canals and Tooth Pain
If you’ve heard stories of root canals then chances are good you’ve either heard or read that this procedure is painful. Fortunately, this is anything but true. Many patients come in complaining about dental pain due to an inflamed pulp and the purpose of a root canal is to remove the pulp and thereby eliminate pain. Our goal is to stop pain not make it worse!
Root canals are also performed under local anesthesia, so our patients won’t feel a thing while in the dentist’s chair. As if this wasn’t enough good news, we’ve also heard many people report instant relief from pain after their root canal.
Whether you are dealing with dental pain or it’s just time for your next cleaning, your Waukesha WI dentists at Exner Dental are here for you and your oral health. Call us today to schedule your next appointment.