Despite their less-than-perfect reputation, root canals are an incredibly essential and beneficial preventive dental procedure that can potentially save your tooth from being extracted.
Root canal therapy in Hershey, PA allows us to address severely damaged or infected teeth that need extensive TLC.
While many patients may feel intimidated by the thought of a root canal, the truth is that the procedure actually relieves their pain instead of adding to it.
The Root Canal Procedure
Pain is often associated with root canal treatments as a common symptom. When a tooth is infected that we have not addressed or treated, it can develop into painful throbbing or toothaches. It can also develop unusual sensitivity to temperatures in food or beverages.
Other symptoms include:
- Swollen gums
- Bleeding gums
- An abscess on the gum
- Stained or discolored enamel
By the time patients start feeling pain, it is time to see their dentist. Many oral health problems begin with few or no symptoms that can only be caught by the dentist during your dental check-up. When you start feeling pain, that indicates that the tooth is infected or damaged.
Dr. Davis can stop the spread of infection, which can lead to bone loss, impairment of nearby teeth, and tooth loss.
Don't Hesitate with Dental Pain, Call Us Right Away
Tooth pain is never normal, if you're in pain or have had an injury to your mouth, call our Hershey, PA dental office as soon as you can.
If you are experiencing a dental emergency, we can manage your pain and help save your tooth. Dr. Davis will examine your teeth and gums and address all your options for treatment, which may include a tooth-saving root canal.