How a root canal from your dentists in Ringwood, New Jersey can save your smile
Root canal treatment can save your tooth and your smile. Instead of removing an infected or decaying tooth, a root canal can eliminate pain and let you keep it. Remember that once you remove a tooth, you are either faced with expensive tooth replacement, or living with an incomplete smile. Consequently, it is much easier to keep all of your teeth if possible—and thanks to root canal therapy from your Ringwood, New Jersey, dentists, Drs. David Kahn and John Pergolizzi—you can!
Do You Need a Root Canal?
If you have a tooth that experiences pain when you consume hot or cold food and beverages, you might need a root canal. Here are additional signs and symptoms which may indicate you need a root canal:
- Increasing tooth pain with exposure to hot or cold
- Radiating pain that travels into your jaw, face, or head
- Sharp, stabbing pain or throbbing when you chew or bite down
- A small white or red bump appearing next to the tooth root that leaks blood, pus, or other liquid drainage (an elevated bump with or without drainage indicates you have an abscess in your tooth)
Usually, pain is a good indicator that your tooth has a problem. However, you may feel no symptoms, show no signs of a problem, and yet still need a root canal. The reason for this is that teeth can experience sclerosis, a process where a tooth naturally dies due to the hardening and drying of nerve containing canals and blood supplies. That’s why it’s always important to regularly visit your dentist for comprehensive dental examinations and x-rays. Only your dentist can tell for sure whether you need a root canal—you can’t rely on signs and symptoms alone.
Interested? Call Today!
To learn more about root canal therapy and other restorative dental treatments, call Drs. David Kahn and John Pergolizzi in Ringwood, New Jersey. Treat your tooth pain by calling (973) 835-3900 today!