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Painful teeth shouldn’t be ignored — it can be a sign of serious infection that puts your teeth and overall health at risk. Reliant Dental Group in West Roxbury performs same-day root canals so you can get pain relief fast and protect your tooth from further damage. Call or book an appointment online to learn how a root canal could help you.
Root Canal Q & A
What is a root canal?
If your tooth is cracked, injured, or decaying, you can experience a serious dental infection in the center of your tooth, or the pulp. Without treatment, this infection can spread to your tooth root and cause your tooth to fall out. If the infection spreads further into your bloodstream it can cause problems in other areas of your body, such as an infection in your heart.
Root canals, or endodontic treatments, are in-office dental procedures to remove infected tissue and prevent serious complications.
What are signs of a tooth infection?
You may have a tooth infection if you have symptoms like:
- A swollen tooth
- Painful teeth
- Painful gums
- Temperature sensitivity in the tooth
If you have these symptoms, you should always see your dentist quickly. A root canal can get rid of these symptoms.
What are the benefits of a root canal?
Root canals can improve your dental health and alleviate your painful symptoms.
The procedure can:
- Alleviate pain caused by the infected tooth
- Prevent you from losing the tooth by getting rid of the infection
- Save you money by reducing the need for more expensive procedures
Root canals are far cheaper and less time-consuming that tooth extraction and replacement with a dental bridge. They are a long-term solution to save your tooth.
How does a root canal work?
Reliant Dental Group offers root canals as same-day procedures to save you another trip to the office. Dental experts keep you comfortable by numbing the area around the tooth and providing nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to keep you relaxed.
Once you’re ready, Dr. Perdomo makes an incision in your tooth and uses small tools to remove any infected pulp and disinfects the inside of your tooth. He fills it with a special biodegradable cement and places a temporary crown.
At your next appointment, Dr. Perdomo bonds a permanent porcelain crown to your tooth. This tooth cover will protect your tooth for decades while looking and feeling like one of your natural teeth. After this crown is in place, you can chew and bite normally.
A root canal, when performed before an infection spreads, can help you keep your natural teeth longer.