The idea of having root canal treatment often causes stress and anxiety. It is common for people to resist treatment for this reason, but unfortunately this can lead to serious complications. But you have no reason to worry when you understand that advances in technology and treatment techniques make the procedure as comfortable and efficient as having a tooth filled.
Root canal treatment is necessary to restore your dental health. It’s important that you seek prompt treatment for a root canal infection, so Drs. Hilton and Marcincin will work with you to help you overcome your fear or anxiety and get the treatment you need. We have extensive experience in performing root canals that will save and strengthen your tooth.
Why Is a Root Canal Needed?
Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve in your tooth is affected by infection or decay. Treatment is necessary to clear away bacteria and infected material from the inside of the tooth. If we do not thoroughly cleanse the tooth, the infection can spread and eventually lead to more intense pain and possible tooth loss.
What Are the Signs That I Might Need a Root Canal?
Only a dental professional can evaluate your condition and determine if root canal treatment is necessary. You should definitely contact Drs. Hilton and Marcincin if you have any of the following symptoms because there’s a good chance that root canal treatment may be needed:
- A raised bump or pimple on the gum
- Severe toothache pain that worsens over time
- Unusual sensitivity when pressure is placed on the tooth
- Discomfort when chewing or biting down
What Happens During a Root Canal?
There really is no reason to dread root canal treatment. Our Dillon dental office uses only the most up-to-date materials and instruments that result in less discomfort for the patient.
First, we will numb the area so you feel no discomfort. Then a small hole is made in your tooth to allow access so the infected material can be removed. If necessary, medicine will be placed in the space to prevent further infection. Finally, the tooth is filled and sealed, and we may recommend a dental crown to protect and strengthen the tooth.
Painless Dentistry to Ease Anxiety
Our professional dental team has performed many successful root canals over the years. We want you to be completely comfortable so that you can receive this important treatment with confidence. We offer sedation options like nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral sedation for our more anxious patients. Many of our patients report that the procedure was much easier and less stressful than they anticipated.
Before you leave our office, we will give you instructions for proper care of the tooth. Some soreness is normal after the numbing medicine wears off, but this is usually gone within a day after treatment.
Contact Our Office to Get the Help You Need
Root canal treatment is not something to put off. Delaying treatment can put your health at risk, so please contact our Dillon dental office at (970) 468-2471 if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above.