How do I know if I need a root canal?
Cause of a Root Canal
If severe decay or periodontal disease occurs deep within your tooth, the doctors at our Dillon dental office may decide that a root canal is needed. This area within your tooth houses the nerves and pulp that keep your tooth alive.
If infection reaches this space in your tooth, a root canal is often the only way to preserve the tooth. Without root canal treatment, you face the risk of having the infection spread, and you may eventually need to have your tooth pulled.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
Usually, the first indication of root canal infection is tenderness around the tooth and severe toothache pain that won’t go away. Most people have a negative reaction to the idea of a root canal, but if the infection is not removed, the pain will get worse and potentially result in loss of the tooth. The reason for root canal therapy is to eliminate the infection and the source of your pain.
Drs. Hilton and Marcincin has extensive experience in performing root canals, and they know that many people get nervous when they think about having root canal treatment. Sedation options can work wonders in helping to keep you relaxed, but our experience and training allow us to perform root canals at our Dillon dental office that are comfortable, safe, and efficient.