Hearing the term Root Canal may give some people some anxiety. Here at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope, AL with Dr. Phillip Greer, we like to make sure that our patients are relaxed and as comfortable as possible! Sometimes damage occurs in a tooth, causing inflammation, irritation, and infection due to a crack in the tooth from injury or even from a deep cavity. The infection is found in the pulp of the tooth, which is the nerves and vessels found inside the tooth. Some signs that you may need Root Canal Therapy include: severe pain while chewing, prolonged sensitivity in the tooth after contact with hold or cold temperatures, tooth discoloration, and tenderness or swelling in the gums around the tooth.
Typically when this happens, there is a lot of pain involved. Root Canal therapy is a great treatment for an infected tooth. Root Canals are an option to save the tooth rather than have it pulled. Root Canal Therapy may sound intimidating, but here at SweetWater Dentistry, Dr. Phillip Greer will make the procedure as comfortable and painless as possible. During a root canal, Dr. Greer will remove the damaged nerves, clean the canals of the tooth, and then seal them. After the root canal is finished, the tooth will then be scanned and we will begin creating your replacement crown. Dr. Phillip Greer wants all of his patients to be informed about Root Canal Therapy, so if there are any further questions, please contact your Fairhope, AL dentist for more information about root canals.