When You Need a Root Canal
Sensitive teeth are one of the first signs that you might need a root canal. Since bacteria in the nerves and jaw can result in sensitivity, this is a sign that infection is starting to take hold deep within the tooth. The bacteria should be removed as soon as possible to prevent any more issues or damage from developing. If you have cracked teeth or a deep cavity in your tooth, you might also need a root canal to ensure any damaging bacteria is removed and to sterilize the tooth.
Some patients who need a root canal say they’d prefer to have their infected tooth removed, rather than going through their root canal treatment. This is usually a result of the pain one might think of when they imagine a root canal, but saving your original tooth is always the best option. Restoring your natural tooth will help with efficient chewing, normal biting, keeping a natural appearance, and will even help surrounding teeth by not putting unnecessary wear and strain on them. Even with all of the technological innovations in dentistry, nothing will look or feel as good as your natural tooth, and root canals can restore your damaged teeth for a lifetime.
Our Root Canal Procedure
As with all of our treatments at Corner Dentistry, our patients’ comfort is always top of mind. We start with thoroughly numbing the affected area to our patient’s comfort. If you’re feeling especially anxious about your treatment, let us know and we’ll take extra considerations to ensure your comfort.