Alleviate pain, enjoy a brighter smile at Smith Dental Care
Fact: 95% of root canals are successful! Although they have a bad reputation for being painful, most patients report that their root canal procedure is no more painful than a simple filling. (WebMD) With Dr. Smith’s extensive training, we can offer root canal treatments right in the comfort of our office.
What Smith Dental Care Does
A root canal is a dental treatment that allows a badly decayed, or infected tooth to be saved. Causes for needing a root canal include, large fillings, multiple procedures on a tooth, a crack, a chip or trauma. Once the nerve and the interior of the tooth, known as the pulp are removed, the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
If Left Untreated
When the pulp of the tooth is infected and left untreated, an abscess, or a pus-filled pocket can form. That infection can cause swelling, bone loss and drainage problems into your gums and cheeks. Needless to say, when needed, a root canals offers relief from some of these possible symptoms;
- Severe toothache pain
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
- Darkening of the tooth
- Gum swelling