Root Canal An Overview
Do you have excruciating tooth pain or a toothache that won’t go away? Are you wondering why your tooth hurts? It might be a sign of serious tooth decay.
When patients are experiencing a tooth infection, they are often in a lot of pain. Root canal infections cause the inner pulp of the tooth to become inflamed causing painful symptoms. Patients may find it difficult to eat or conduct their daily activities. Some try to medicate the pain away with Tylenol or similar pain relievers. Although they may reduce the pain for a few hours, they are only covering the pain, not addressing the root cause.
Fortunately, catching tooth decay in the earliest stages of development allows for the most conservative tooth cavity treatment options. Once the inner pulp of the tooth becomes infected, a root canal is often the best treatment option.
Owings Mills Dental Care offers root canal treatments to restore health and stability to the infected tooth, supporting long-term bite stability and excellent oral health. Sometimes an infected tooth is beyond saving, so we may recommend a tooth extraction. We do our best to save as much of your tooth as possible.
Root canal treatments are often talked about as painful procedures. What many patients may not realize is that it is the infection itself, not the procedure, that is causing them discomfort. The root canal procedure often relieves patients of the pain they are experiencing by removing the infected and inflamed pulp from the tooth.
Once the dentist has cleared the infected pulp from the tooth, the patient typically feels immediate pain relief from their symptoms. At Owings Mills Dental Care we restore patient’s oral health by using the least-invasive treatment plan possible.
At Owings Mills Dental Care we always strive to provide the most conservative, and effective treatment options available to restore patient’s oral health. Whenever possible, your dentist will preserve as much of the natural smile as possible to help support long-term oral health.