Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a treatment used to save or repair a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. In a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and sealed.
Root canal therapy procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
Signs You Might Need Root Canal Therapy
When a tooth infection occurs, it often spreads to the root canal. The pulp of the tooth, the inner chamber of the tooth that contains blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues, is then susceptible to the infection. Problems in the inner tooth can cause various symptoms such as:
- Severe tooth pain when chewing or biting down
- Prolonged tooth sensitivity to cold or warm temperatures
- Swelling around affected tooth
- Small pockets of pus around the tooth
- Discoloration of the tooth
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact Comprehensive Dental Care in Gainesville, FL immediately to schedule an appointment. Dr. Martin will take time to evaluate your symptoms and affected areas to determine if root canal therapy is right for you. We also offer emergency dental services to give your teeth the relief they need any time of the day or night.
Contact Comprehensive Dental Care for Root Canal Therapy
At Comprehensive Dental Care, we understand that this is a procedure that many patients may be nervous about. We will be happy to talk with you to alleviate the stress and make the procedure as comfortable as possible. If you think that you need root canal therapy and are looking for a dentist in Gainesville, call us today to schedule a consultation.