When decay moves to the inner layers of your tooth, leaving you with continuous tooth pain, a root canal can alleviate uncomfortable sensations and get you back to your routine. At Jackson Smiles Family Dentistry, we proudly offer gentle and affordable root canal therapy for our patients! Contact our team today to schedule your endodontics consultation or learn more about our Jackson root canal service.
When do I need a root canal?
A root canal can treat a severely infected or damaged tooth that causes discomfort. However, experiencing tooth discomfort doesn’t automatically mean you need a root canal, but here are a few signs to look out for:
- Consistent toothache
- Tender or swollen gums
- Pain when chewing or speaking
- Discoloration of the tooth or gums
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Ultimately, visiting a Jackson root canal dentist for a professional look will let you know if a root canal is right for you.
Does a root canal hurt?
Despite the bad reputation, a root canal does not hurt. The procedure is relatively quick, and we use a local anesthetic to numb the area. Once the area is numb, the root canal will begin to remove the infected pulp in the tooth and clean it thoroughly. The tooth will then get sealed to prevent future infections. After the root canal, it is common to experience minor pain or discomfort as numbing wears off or as you adjust to the dental crown placed.
Root Canal Recovery Tips
For each patient, the severity of the root canal and location of the tooth may slightly alter root canal recovery. Yet, for the most part, recovery is the same for each patient in terms of care. During recovery, eat mindfully as the area where the root canal was complete will be tender. Soft foods that are easy to chew are often the best choice. Brushing and flossing twice a day to prevent a build of infection is also safe to do. Lastly, pay attention to how you feel and contact your Jackson root canal dentist if there’s a problem with the area.
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