Root canal therapy gets a bad reputation, but the fact is the treatment can effectively save teeth damaged by decay, infection, and physical trauma, rather than force dentists to extract the tooth outright. Dr. Niraja does everything she can to prevent extracting teeth, which is why she recommends comfortable and effective root canal therapy over extraction whenever possible. If your tooth is in significant pain, don’t hesitate to give our dental office a call and schedule your next appointment!
Why Choose Smiles Dental for Root Canal Therapy?
Do I Need a Root Canal?
The most common sign that you may need a root canal is chronic tooth pain. The cause of this pain can vary, but it typically appears as a result of unremoved dental plaque creating extensive decay in the tooth. This decay breaks down enamel and eventually reaches the inner tooth where vulnerable pulp lies. Outside of tooth pain, other signs you may need a root canal include:
- Darkening of teeth (usually brown, black or gray in color)
- Pimple-like bump on gum tissue
- Extreme sensitivity
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food/beverages that lingers