A root canal procedure is performed when there is an infection that has set into the root of your tooth. The infection can be quite painful, even interfering with your ability to have a normal conversation because basic movement in your jaw might make your tooth hurt. If you are suffering from a severe toothache and you think that it might be related to infection then you should visit our office at Oak Dental Care so our professionals can take a look and understand why you are in such pain. If it is something that a root canal procedure can solve, then they will perform it quickly and help you recover in no time.
A root infection often comes with a lot of swelling and pain. The swelling is usually because of the infection and fluid that fills up inside the nerve of your tooth and the pain you feel is usually proportional to the swelling you experience. An effective root canal procedure is one where all of the fluid is drained out from the nerve in the root of your tooth and that the area is cleaned thoroughly.
While a root canal might be a bit more invasive than other procedures, that does not mean that it is a painful or complicated one. Our professionals work quickly and ensure that they keep you as comfortable as possible throughout the process. After the procedure is complete, you will feel much better right away and will not experience much downtime at all.
A root canal procedure does not take a long time to heal. Within a few hours post-procedure you will be fine and will be able to do your routine work and other daily activities without pain. It can take a few weeks for the gum swelling to settle down completely, but for all intents and purposes, you will be able to return to your everyday life almost immediately. Once the swelling has healed you can then opt for a dental crown or a cap with us depending on how much of the tooth you have lost during the procedure.
Effective Removal of Infection
It is impossible to ignore a root infection because of the amount of pain that it causes. It is necessary to get rid of this infection as soon as possible because when it is located in your root, there is a strong chance that it can spread to the neighboring teeth as well, making it more difficult to treat the issue. Do not put off a root canal – the longer you wait, the likelier the chance that the infection has impacted multiple teeth and might require multiple procedures and office visits to repair.
If you have a severe toothache and you believe that it could be because of a possible infection in the root of your tooth then we highly recommend giving us a call at (941) 629 - 4400 and visiting our office at Oak Dental Care so we can begin treatment for this infection as soon as possible.