No one looks forward to root canal therapy, but there’s no reason to feel anxiety about it, either. As a result of advancements in the technology that is used to perform it, most patients now report very little or even no pain at all as part of it. Here at Darrow Dental, our priority is to relieve pain, not to cause it. And at our dental clinic in Akron, root canal therapy will put an end to the pain that has been caused by a bacterial infection inside your tooth.
Tooth decay can be the reason you get an infection, or it could also be due to a chipped or cracked tooth. What happens is that the protective barriers of your tooth get broken down, and that allows bacteria inside where it would ordinarily not be able to access. The most common symptom is pain, especially when you apply pressure to the tooth or try to chew with it. Hot and cold foods and drinks may cause sensitivity. And it is also possible to experience tooth discoloration or gum tenderness, as well. Our dental clinic in Akron will have you seen as quickly as possible. We don’t want you to suffer any longer than you have to. The process can take more multiple sessions or may be completed in just one. The biggest factor in that determination is the number of canals in the tooth that is infected. The tooth is drilled from the top to get to the base, so that the pulp and nerve can be taken out. The canal or canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. The healed tooth is then fitted with a crown to restore it to full size and to regain the protective barrier around it.
Call our dental clinic in Akron right away when you have tooth pain, whether you need root canal therapy or another type of treatment.