Are your teeth sensitive to temperatures changes? Are your gums swollen and inflamed? Do you have tooth pain? If so, you may need a root canal. A crack or a deep cavity can cause damage to the structure of the tooth. When this occurs, an infection may occur. If the infection reaches the nerves of the tooth, it can cause severe pain. A root canal can relieve pain and treat the infected tooth. Many people dread the word root canal. However, at Sweet Water Dentistry, we make sure that each patient is relaxed and comfortable during the procedure. In the past, root canals took a long time and required numerous dental appointments. Because of the advances in dentistry, most root canals can be completed within a surprisingly short amount of time!
A root canal may be necessary if you want to save your tooth. Here's how it works: During a root canal, the dentist removes the infected nerves, cleans the tooth canals and seals each canal. Once the root canal is completed, the tooth will be scanned and a replacement crown will be made. Crowns are made in house and take about an hour each. Once it has been made, the dentist will put it in place. This can all occur within the same day!
In conclusion, root canals should not be something that you fear. This procedure helps alleviate your dental pain and gets you back to living your life. The procedure can be done on the same day and will prevent further damage from occurring to your teeth and bone structures in your mouth. If you have a sensitive tooth, swollen gums or tooth pain, contact Dr. Phillip N. Greer of Sweet Water Dentistry, your Fairhope, AL dentist to schedule an appointment with us today. We look forward to making your smile great again!