Tooth pain is one of the most uncomfortable experiences for many people as it can affect more than just a single tooth, but their whole mouth, neck, and head. One of the leading causes of toothache is an infection of the interior to a tooth. Tooth infection is common when bacteria and cavities are not addressed, causing infection to penetrate the enamel of a tooth and affect the interior structures of a tooth where the nerves reside. When infection has gotten this far, it can eventually lead to abscesses forming and even tooth loss. At Balaci Dental Group, we can help restore the health of your smile through effective root canal therapy.
Root Canal Therapy
Some of the leading signs of tooth infection include visible swelling, tenderness, tooth pain, abscesses, bad taste in the mouth, or overall oral discomfort. These symptoms signify that something is wrong with your tooth, including inflammation of the tooth, infection of the tooth, or complete death of the tooth pulp. A root canal is able to remove the infection inside the tooth and restore function and aesthetics to your smile. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal alleviates your pain, and does not cause pain! Most patients experience an immediate relief after their root canal therapy is complete!
At our Annville, PA office, we will offer you dental sedation to numb the area of concern and help you relax. The restorative procedure may include complete removal of the pulp, depending on the extent of nerve damage. We then place a restorative filling to ensure that your tooth is preserved. Once the tooth is cleansed, we create a dental crown cap that looks and functions just like a natural tooth within your smile. You’ll be able to use your tooth like normal and enjoy a healthy, painless mouth again!
Don’t live with tooth pain! Call our office today and schedule an appointment. Our team will help discover the root cause of your discomfort and offer solutions, like root canal therapy, to help you get back to normal.