Services at Distinguished Dental
A root canal procedure, or endodontics, is a minimally invasive and fairly pain-free procedure. It’s a common misconception that root canals are horrible and difficult procedures, but the truth of the matter is that these horror stories are extremely rare occasions. Most people who have a root canal experience so little pain that they never even think to talk about the procedure.
A root canal is needed when the dental pulp inside the tooth becomes inflamed, pinching the nervous cluster inside the tooth. The pinching of your nerves due to pulp swelling causes the blood vessels inside the nerve cluster to become oxygen starved, eventually resulting in their death. This is an extremely painful experience, and one that’s completely irreversible. Once the damage sets in, and you begin to feel the pain, the pulp in your tooth will continue to die off, and toothache will continue to grow.
Sometimes when the pulp has all died off the nerve clusters will follow and your pain will lessen. Even if this is the case, you can still run the risk of an abscess developing and causing even more problems. This doesn’t happen often, however. Usually, the nerve clusters remain alive, causing extreme pain whenever you consume foods or beverages of extreme hot or cold temperatures.
To prevent any of these extreme circumstances, a consultation with a dentist can be scheduled, and if needed, a root canal can be scheduled. This process involves clearing the canals housing the nerve clusters, cleaning these canals, and inserting a waterproof rubber coating to protect the tooth. This will effectively relieve all swelling and pain from the tooth, making it useable once again.
If you begin to notice any of these symptoms, it’s absolutely essential you contact a dentist immediately. You can avoid many of the more severe problems caused by tooth damage by having a consultation, and taking the appropriate steps. If a root canal is in order, we promise that the team at Distinguished Dental will do everything we can to resolve the situation, preventing further damage to the tooth and saving you a great deal of pain along the way.
Services We Offer:
|Monday||8:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Wednesday ||8:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM to 5:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM to 1:00 PM|