Have you ever had a root canal treatment? Do you think you are dealing with a dental issue that could benefit from root canal therapy? At our acclaimed Woodside dental practice, Michael J Weiss & Associates, we provide patients with high quality root canal treatments all the time. Root canal therapy often gets an unfavorable reputation in the dental world, but if it is performed under the supervision and expertise of a professional like those at our Woodside dental practice, there is nothing to worry about—we will make sure that your experience is comfortable and effective.
Root canal treatments are only used in specific situations. The main reason that we advise the use of root canal therapy is if you have a tooth in which the pulp has been infected. Each of your teeth has a conglomeration of soft tissue at the center, which is referred to as the tooth’s pulp. If your tooth becomes decayed, the pulp can then be exposed to the various bacteria that are present in your mouth on a daily basis. An infected tooth usually presents some uncomfortable and painful symptoms. If you have an infected tooth, you are likely to experience moderate to severe pain especially when biting down and chewing. You are also likely to experience increased tooth sensitivity, especially when exposed to hot and cold temperatures. You may also notice a darkening or discoloration affecting the tooth in question. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule an appointment with the experts at our Woodside dental practice as soon as possible for an examination and an evaluation of your symptoms, so that we can determine if root canal therapy is necessary. The main goals of root canal therapy are to remove the infected pulp, thoroughly clean the area of any lingering bacteria, and then seal the tooth back up to prevent re-infection.
If you would like to learn more about root canal therapy or any of the other services available at Michael J Weiss & Associates, we invite you to visit our practice’s main website and browse through the additional information provided. If you have any questions regarding our services, feel free to call our Woodside dental practice.