Enjoying a meal out with friends can quickly turn around for the worst when you experience dental pain. It may begin with a twinge when you drink your cold beverage, and then progress to pain that goes away with medication. When left untreated however, you may find yourself experiencing a severe toothache and a dental infection. When this happens you may be a candidate for root canal therapy in Wilton Manors.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
A root canal essentially removes infected tissue from within the pulp (or inside) of your tooth. Our doctors access your inner tooth through a small hole in the top, which they will seal with a temporary filling after the infection is cleaned out. Your tooth is then given time to heal. Once your tooth has recovered, you’ll return to our office to restore your tooth with either a permanent filling or dental crown.
Does a Root Canal Hurt?
Root canals have developed a bad reputation over the years because they’re associated with pain. Dr. Smith and Dr. Albe however, want to set the record straight and tell you that it’s not the root canal that causes your pain. It’s true! It’s actually the infection in your tooth that is the cause of your pain, and root canal therapy not only relieves that pain; it also preserves your tooth.
Be Proactive about Pain and Sensitivity
Did you know that you have the power to prevent root canals? When you visit our office regularly for routine dental cleanings and checkups, our doctors are able to detect tooth decay in its earliest stages. When we notice tooth decay, we’ll recommend that you have a dental filling done to remove the decay.
This is a quick and less invasive procedure than root canal therapy, and it can often remove the decay that leads to a root canal in Wilton Manors and prevent you from requiring that treatment. Your six-month cleaning and checkup appointments are truly your first line of defense against issues such as oral cancer, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Contact our Office
You can also feel free to give us a call if you’re experiencing dental sensitivity. Again, when you’re proactive about your oral health, our team can help you prevent many dental issues from happening in the first place.
Give us a call today to schedule your next appointment.