Many people cringe when they hear the words root canal. However, at Sweet Water Dentistry in Fairhope with Dr. Phillip Greer, we make sure that each patient is relaxed and comfortable so that they can receive the absolute best care necessary. 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.
A root canal may be necessary if you want to save your tooth. 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. Once the crown is made, the dentist will put it in place. This can all occur within one day, meaning you can get on with your life pain-free. In the past, root canals took a long amount of time. Due to the latest technological advices, the procedure fora root canal can take only an hour!
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 your Fairhope, AL dentist to schedule an appointment. At the appointment, the dentist will x-ray your teeth. If there is damage to the nerves in the tooth, you may need a root canal.