Does my root canal requires a treatment?
Updated: May 16, 2019
The root canal is one of the endodontic treatment (a treatment of the inside part of the tooth, the soft tissue – pulp). The procedure aims to treat the inflammation or infection of this soft tissue – the pulp.
When your pulp is inflamed or infected, you can experience symptoms such as: - Severe tooth pain; - Prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, or to very sweet food; - Swelling or tenderness of nearby gums;
Those symptoms can be mistakenly confused with symptoms caused by a tooth decay. Therefore, the final diagnosis has to be made by a dentist.
Dr. Sobstel will perform a thorough assessment to determine a cause of the problem and will discuss treatment options with you based on your situation and needs.
Is this painful to treat a root canal? When your soft tissue of the tooth is inflamed or infected, it causes pain to you. The treatment will be started with an anesthetic, so you will not feel pain during the procedure. However, after the treatment you might feel a slight discomfort or a dull pain in your treated tooth. It will last only for 1-2 days.
Dr. Sobstel uses a modern technology to provide the less painful dental experience and is open to discuss with you all necessary information regarding the root canal prior the treatment.