Tiger Family Dental

How does root canal therapy work?

Generally, if you need a root canal, you may notice pain or sensitivity in the infected tooth or a blister or bump on the gum, indicating a root infection.

Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling in the jaw or face
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Sensitivity to hot foods and beverages
  • Pain when chewing or placing pressure on the tooth

Our Sedalia, MO dentist will assess your tooth to make sure root canal therapy is required.

If you do need a root canal, the steps are simple.

First, our dentist makes sure the area is fully numb. Then he clears away the deep infection that is causing you so much pain. He will also pack the area with medications to make you feel better and cut down on your recovery time. Generally, you will only feel mild discomfort for a day.

Next, you will come in for a follow-up appointment and be fitted with a permanent filling or dental crown. Our dentist sometimes recommends a dental crown for complex root canals or a weakened tooth to prevent breakage.

A dental crown is a tooth cover that fits over your existing tooth, making it durable and attractive!

Get in Touch with Our Sedalia, MO Dental Office Today

If you’re experiencing a toothache or sensitivity, contact Tiger Family Dental to schedule an emergency dental appointment.

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