You most likely just think about how your teeth look, not how they feel, until something is wrong. When the pulp of your tooth, or your root canal, is infected, it can cause pain and sensitivity you won’t want to ignore. Dr. Alexander Della Bella can help repair your tooth and bring back the comfort you are accustomed to with our highly effective root canal therapy.
Do I Need Root Canal Therapy?
The pulp of your tooth is made up of blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp becomes infected or inflamed because of tooth damage or decay, root canal therapy is necessary to fully repair your tooth and provide relief from tooth pain. But how can you know what’s going on inside of your tooth? If you are experiencing some or all of the following symptoms, you may need root canal therapy:
- Small bumps on the gums
- Swollen or sore gums near tooth pain
- Tooth discoloration
- Tooth sensitivity, especially when eating or drinking hot or cold substances
- Toothache or pain that worsens while eating
How Can Treatment Help?
One of the most obvious ways that root canal therapy can help is by providing relief from the pain caused by an infected pulp. The appearance of your tooth can also be improved, especially if you receive a dental crown after therapy. Root canal therapy can save your tooth from needing extraction, which in turn protects the jawbone. By saving the tooth, your other teeth will be able to stay in place.
What Is the Treatment Process?
If you think you may have an infected root canal, we will first check out your tooth and determine whether treatment would be beneficial. Once it’s time for root canal therapy, we will prepare your tooth for the procedure and remove the infected pulp. We will then clean the area and fill your tooth, then seal it. Afterward, we will protect it with a dental crown or a filling. We will keep an eye on your tooth to be sure it continues to stay free from infection.
Come see Dr. Della Bella and the rest of our team to get the excellent care you need! Call today to learn more about root canal therapy and to set an appointment.