Root Canal Therapy For Tooth Pain In Sugar House
If you have a toothache that won’t quit or even if it comes or goes, it can cause some real discomfort as well as inconvenience. This toothache may be an indication that you need a root canal.
The term root canal can strike fear in the hearts of many people, and in the past, root canals were a procedure that were rather painful and required a somewhat long recovery time. However, with modern dentistry procedures at The Sugar House Dentist in Salt Lake City, there is probably more pain with your toothache than there will be with a root canal treatment.
Why would I need a root canal?
While a toothache can often mean you need a root canal, there are other reasons why a root canal is the prescribed treatment, including:
- If you have pain when you chew or bite down.
- If you have pain when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold temperatures, and especially if the heat or cold is taken off the tooth and there is still pain.
- If your tooth is discolored or looks like it is darkening.
- If the gums near the tooth are swollen or tender.
- If you have a persistent or recurring pimple or sore on your gums.
The process for a root canal is rather simple. Your dentist will first clean out any decay in the tooth. He will then remove the infected tooth pulp from the tooth. When you were still growing teeth, tooth pulp was essential so your teeth where healthy and strong. However, once you have your adult teeth, the root pulp is no longer necessary and can sometimes become infected. It is this tooth pulp that is removed during a root canal procedure.
Once the decayed and infected root pulp is removed, your dentist will fill the tooth just like with a tooth filling performed on a cavity. We use tooth-colored fillings, which are healthier, more durable and attractive than traditional metal fillings.
If you have a persistent toothache or are concerned you may need a root canal, call today! We help patients all over the Salt Lake City area find tooth pain relief, from Sugar House to Millcreek UT!